About 350 students from 19 Sydney schools have participated in the Board of Deputies’ “Respect, Understanding, Acceptance” schools harmony program this year to date.
The schools included three which are new to the program – Rose Bay Secondary College, Ravenswood and Amity College. The sessions were held at the Sydney Jewish Museum.
The program includes presentations on the predominant cultural background of each school and a discussion on racism, with students sharing their personal experiences. The program aims to engender respect for diversity and the need to speak out against bigotry.