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Pupils experience a day in the life of the homeless

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Pupils experience a day in the life of the homeless

FOREST View Primary School’s Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils took part in an all-night sleep out at the school to encourage them to have more empathy and understanding for others. The children spent 24 hours as a homeless person and all of their usual day-to-day privileges were revoked, from a comfy bed and showers to electronic devices and luxury food items. The event started on Thursday, 15 September and ran until 1pm on the Friday. The pupils converged on the school grounds and had to use the items lying around the school to create their own personal shelters. Later in the evening there were given a luke warm meal of half a loaf of bread with tinned spaghetti and meatballs. Jean Montile, the public relations officer at the school, quoted a line from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird to sum up the experience, ““You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” I would like to thank Inkunzi Crowd Control fencing, Pick n Pay, Blue Security and the Forest Hills Neighbourhood Watch for helping with the event,” said Jean. .

Source: http://highwaymail.co.za/235441/pupils-experience-a-day-in-the-life-of-the-homeless/

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