Primary Workshops

Workshops for Primary Schools


The Big Issue Classroom offers two tailored workshops for primary students. Through age-appropriate storytelling and discussion, students are invited to think about the future of their communities and actions they can take to promote social justice. The workshops are led by skilled facilitators who help students learn about The Big Issue and discover facts about homelessness in Australia.

The content of each workshop is tailored for different year levels, and links to different learning areas in the Australian Curriculum.

Year Levels Workshop Australian Curriculum Links
1-4 Josh's Story: Making Good Choices
In this workshop, students participate in tower-building game and a storybook reading to learn about homelessness in an age-appropriate format.

Each student who attends one of our face-to-face workshops will receive a Big Issue wristband. Teachers will receive a complimentary copy of The Big Issue magazine and access to our follow-up activity sheets.
3-4 Civics and Citizenship AUS (PDF)
1-4 Health and Physical Education (PDF)
1-10 Media and Arts AUS (PDF)
1-6 Sustainability AUS (PDF)
5-6

On request this workshop can also be delivered to students in Year 4
A Journey: From Homelessness to Belonging
Students will hear from a specially-trained guest speaker who has experienced homelessness and subsequently found employment at The Big Issue.

Students will also participate in an tower-building game to learn about homelessness in Australia.

Each student who attends one of our face-to-face workshops will receive a Big Issue wristband. Teachers will receive a complimentary copy of The Big Issue magazine and access to our follow-up activity sheets.
5-6 Civics and Citizenship AUS (PDF)
5-6 Economics and Business AUS (PDF)
5-6 Health and Physical Education AUS (PDF)
1-10 Media and Arts AUS (PDF)
1-6 Sustainability AUS (PDF)

Workshops are delivered at The Big Issue Classroom in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or online. We can also come to your school (conditions apply). For bookings click here.