Young Australians are facing the greatest test of their lifetime and it is not in the classroom or the examination ...
Young Australians facing greatest challenge
*Sam wasn’t really interested in what the others were saying about her, well she didn’t show it in front of anyone; that would be displaying weakness and the vultures of the classroom would see that. Home was no longer safe. It used to be when Mum and Dad were happier, the rise and pressure of chasing the Australian dream had destroyed their relationship. Home used to be a refuge, a place of peace, but now it was more like an island according to Sam. Her last year of school had been really positive at first, then came the pressure of thinking about life after school. It wasn’t like she had depression or anything, she had done the online test and hadn’t scored that bad. She was caught up in who she was and where she was going.
This story appeared in the September 2017 edition of Australian Teacher Magazine.