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​​​​​​The Big Issue eClassroom 

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Web site URL: ​http://www.thebigissue.org.au/the-big-issue-classroom-about/​

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Description of services: ​

Looking for a learning experience that makes a difference?
The Big Issue eClassroom is a unique educational experience providing school groups of all ages with a real-life insight into homelessness and disadvantage, as experienced by thousands of Australians every night. Our online workshops deliver students around Australia an interactive experience from a trained facilitator as well as a guest speaker who has experienced marginalisation due to homelessness or disability, helping to breakdown stereotypes in our community. 

Most popular excursions:


Discussions about Homelessness and Disadvantage 

Featuring the story of a guest speaker who has experienced homelessness, this eClassroom workshop engages students through discussion and activities. The session challenges stereotypes about homelessness, and prompts students to consider their own choices , as well as the various support networks available to them in the community. 

Target audience: Suitable for all high school students​

Cost: $220+GST

A Journey: From Homelessness to Belonging

Led by a professional facilitator, this eClassroom workshops uses age appropriate discussions and images to explore disadvantage and breakdown stereotypes about homelessness.  Students will hear from a specially-trained guest speaker who has experienced homelessness and subsequently found employment at The Big Issue. 

Target audience: Years 5 & 6

Cost: $220+GST​

Josh’s Story: The Impact of Choices

Suitable for lower primary school, this eClassroom workshop uses an illustrated story to explore homelessness, and encourages positive choices such as help-seeking behaviour.  This workshop is delivered by a professional facilitator. 

Target audience: Grade 1-4

Cost: $220+GST

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Available time slots for the commencement of excursions (AEDST - Sydney/Melbourne time): 

Workshops run for one hour. 

8.30am – 5.30pm AEST.   

Contact Details for schools seeking further information:


Phone number: 02 8332 7200

Contact Email: nswclassroom@bigissue.org.au

Business Address:  Basement Level, 227 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000​


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