Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2016 19 GRANTS VICTORIAN STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL (VICSRC) Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award The VicSRC Recognition Awards recognise the outstanding work of individual students, schools and teachers. The Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award is part of the Recognition Awards. It recognises the outstanding leadership achievements and the future leadership potential of a Year 12 Victorian student. VicSRC Annual Congress VicSRC is the peak body representing school students in Victoria. Each year, VicSRC brings together secondary student delegates from all over Victoria at a congress meeting held at Ormond College, Melbourne University. In July 2016, about 250 students attended the Congress and discussed key education issues that were important to their school communities. Leadership, communication and skills-building workshops were also conducted with the students over the three-day meeting. “It’s been the best few days of my entire life.” DELEGATE WESTERN CHANCES Western Chances Newsboys Foundation Scholarship Project Western Chances supported young people in Melbourne’s western suburbs who have an identified talent and motivation to realise their potential but lack the finances, networks and opportunities to pursue their goals. The Western Chances scholarship program, supported by the Newsboys Foundation, helped young people complete their education, broaden their skills, and build their networks. WESTERN EDGE YOUTH ARTS New Voices Old Stories New Voices Old Stories is an arts education initiative for young people attending Victoria University Secondary College in St Albans. The first pilot year of a four-year program delivered a two- strand theatre and literacy project for students in Years 9-11. Strand one was delivered during school time as part of the curriculum to support the teaching of Shakespeare’s Othello to 150 Year 10 students. Teachers participated in a professional development workshop to develop their skills in the use of drama to deliver Shakespeare texts in English classes. Strand two was an after-school and school holiday program aimed at 30 young people from years 9-11. This program enabled young people to create their own contemporary adaptation of a Shakespeare text. Young people worked with a team of skilled teaching artists to devise, create and write a new performance based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, making the story relevant to their experience and cultural background. Western Edge Youth Arts Western Chances Victorian Student Representative Council