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10 September 2020

Reflections on Year 10 Reflection Day

Our Year 10s this week got to spend the day in a virtual workshop…

Our Year 10s this week got to spend the day in a virtual workshop with Samuel Clear from Walk4One. The boys filled Frassati Hall and Sam zoomed into the big screen as a novel way of still going ahead with the planned activities.

Through a variety of activities and discussions with Sam and each other, the boys explored a range of stories and lessons about the value of resilience, hope and generosity. Sam’s school workshops are highly valued for the way he inspires students to:

As our Year 10s look ahead to their final two years of schooling, and to the many leadership opportunities that await them (both formally and informally), we hope these lessons will stand them in good stead to be compassionate, reflective and hard-working young men. Just like their Year 12 counterparts, the Year 10s showed great openness in exploring these personal topics and in sharing their own perspectives with each other.

We asked some of the participants what they thought of the day, and this is what they shared with us:

“The most impactful moment of the day was when Sam told us a story about a person he had met who was very poor. This also provided the biggest lesson for me as it showed me to be more grateful.” – Morrison Pilkington

“I found the day quite fun and exciting, listening to Sam’s story about travelling the world and praying for unity. I think the best part was the activity the year level did before lunch as we learned about the challenges Sam has faced along his journey.” – Zavier Morelli

Opportunities to bond as a year level group and reflect on our values, beliefs and goals are integral to Blackfriars’ Pastoral Care Program, as well as of course being part of our Dominican Charism which places Prayer, Study, Community and Service at the heart of all we do.

Matthew Crisanti

Assistant Principal, Religious Identity & Mission