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Stars lighten the way

26/05/2017

​In 2016 the One Million Stars to End Violence Project was launched across Australia. This project is a global weaving project that engages communities around the Commonwealth and the world in the conversation about ending all forms of violence. One million stars represents how monumental the task of ending violence is and that for this to occur, every person needs to take responsibility. Each star represents a person’s commitment to practise light, hope, courage and solidarity to end all violence including violence against women, bullying and racism. (website www.onemillionstars.net). You may have seen stars hanging from the ceiling in the Noosa Civic and possibly other public venues during the Summer School holidays?

 
All stars made will be sent to Brisbane to then contribute to an installation that will be exhibited during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Part of the core vision of the Commonwealth Games Federation is to build peaceful and sustainable communities globally.
This year the Project invited schools to become involved. Guidance Officer, Vicki Anderson-Bain registered Noosaville State School’s interest, pledging 200 stars. Chappy Michelle and the Guidance Officer taught student leaders how to make a star and then the student leaders introduced star weaving to the students in the school breaks. With the support of community members and staff, NSS has achieved many more than 200 stars and are being bundled and bound for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.   
 
Written by
Vicki Anderson Bain
Guidance Officer