This week, more than 300 BSSC students were encouraged to become ‘upstanders’ in their community when they attended the Courage to Care program.

VCAL and Sociology students heard inspiring testimonies from Holocaust survivors and stories of survivors of other genocides who were saved by the courage of others.

Delivered by a team of passionate volunteers, the program challenges attitudes and behaviours and shows that every individual can make a difference.

At today’s morning session, students heard from Kay, whose mother escaped the Nazis in Poland after a series of incredible circumstances and was ultimately saved by the courage of others.

They then broke into small groups to learn about other courageous ‘upstanders’ and to explore their own attitudes and responses to bystander behaviour.

A huge thank you to all the Courage to Care facilitators who shared their stories and to our students for showing great respect and empathy.

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