In the past, students would spend the summer reading about fire, the dangers of smoking and the dangers involved in setting fire to their homes.
But today’s students are entering a different world.
“We are all in this together, and I think we all want to be in this one, but we have to make sure we are making the best use of it,” says Julia.
She is writing about bushfire in her class, which is called Creative Writing students.
The school has partnered with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program The First Word to bring the story of bushfire to a wider audience.
“I think what we’ve seen is that this is a topic that really resonates with a lot of students,” Ms Lappin says.
“The students are just looking for the stories that have been shared and how they relate to each other.”
The First Word is a series of short stories, all about bushfires.
“It’s really about the people, and what they go through in the bushfire season,” Ms Gough says.
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