If you didn’t catch up with this in The Herald this week – Under The Bridge – you should take a look now. An excellent piece of long-form journalism (great work Kirsty Johnston and team):
Under The Bridge: ‘What I’m seeing is a frightening disparity in our society’
For a year, journalists from the Herald followed students from Papakura High School to find out what life was like in an underprivileged school.Some students faced homelessness, hunger, and poverty – which sometimes overshadowed their education. In this video, school staff including principal John Rohs discuss the impact of a variety of social issues on the students.
“Those who grow up in privilege find it hard to grasp what our world looks like. Our kids grow up with a world-view that is so narrow and so limited that it’s quite scary,” he says. …
For those with less time, we've also uploaded Under The Bridge in three ten-minute chunks. Part 1 is here: https://t.co/CeeJAGx3tC
— Kirsty Johnston (@kirsty_johnston) February 8, 2017
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