Compassionate City Program


Thomas Jackson, Jemma Turner and Charlie Farnworth-Wood.

On Tuesday, 21 March, Harmony Day Year 12 members of the Health and Wellbeing Committee, Thomas Jackson, Jemma Turner and Charlie Farnworth-Wood attended the Compassionate Cities Program. This was a unique opportunity for students to partner with Griffith University and the Compassionate Cities project to shape the future of the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Approximately 60 students from eleven Gold Coast High Schools attended this inaugural event. The day started with an introduction of the Compassionate Cities project and informed the students of the Charter for Compassion. This provided background information around the global compassionate cities program and set up their brainstorming. For the rest of the day, the students debated, discussed and dialogued with peers from ten other Gold Coast High Schools to develop official recommendations and project plans that will build a stronger and more harmonious Gold Coast community.

See the Channel seven news report link:

For more information on the The Charter for Compassion:

Ms Alita Blackmur
Leadership Coordinator/Psychology Teacher