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Kill The Possum
|Subtitle||Family Violence and young people|
Kill the Possum, a novel written by James Moloney, is currently listed as a Year 9 textbook and is being studied by the students at Roxburgh College. It deals with the complex issues of family violence.
Aim BCLS and the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court will work with the Year 9 English Co-ordinator to develop a series of workshops using the novel Kill the Possum. The workshops will explore the text more deeply and discuss the issues of family violence, its impact on children and the legal system.
The project also uses arts, drama and video.
Students will complete an application form for an Intervention Order using the evidence in the novel.
A mock trial will be developed and students will attend Broadmeadow Magistrates' Court to experience how the court system works.
Kill the Possum author James Moloney will attend the workshops to assist the students to better understand the text.
|CLC/Agency||Broadmeadows Community Legal Centre|
|Categories||Click to expand[+]|
|Project uploaded to CLEAR||13th September 2011|
|Contact Person||Flora Culpan|
|Contact Position||CLE Worker|
|Contact Phone||(03) 9302 3911|
|Sponsor / Partner Agencies||
Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court, Roxburgh College
|Review Date||20th September 2012|