“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr Martin Luther King Jnr

Year 12 VET Community Services students have had stars in their eyes of late, producing more than 150 woven stars as part of the Million Stars project. On Thursday they added them to the an installation with thousands of others in the Bendigo Bank atrium.

The Million Stars project began in Brunswick in 2012 as a personal response to the murder of Jill Meagher. Since then, it has grown into an international weaving movement with over 500,000 stars being woven by communities in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Europe and the USA.

The Million Stars installation will be part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Peter Burns Community Services students got involved with the Bendigo Weave100 Community through their work with White Ribbon Day and the close ties they’ve built with local police officer and former BSSC student Sergeant Margaret Singe.

For more information about the Million Stars Project and how you can become involved visit: http://www.onemillionstars.net/