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Artwork highlights plight of refugees

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“Refugee Week is a reminder there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There is only us, one family, connected in ways we sometimes forget.”

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That was the message from Jaeda Masefield, who was awarded first place in the secondary schools section of the Youth Poster Competition run by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre recently.

Jaeda, from Sacred Heart College, was one of three students from Catholic schools to feature in the prize winners list. Jemma Bald, also from Sacred Heart was runner-up in the secondary section and Holly Burns from St Aloysius College received a commendation.

The competition asked students from primary school through to university to use their artwork to raise awareness about key themes and issues of human rights and refugees.

Entries from the 50 participating schools and tertiary institutions were exhibited in the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the UniSA City West campus during SA Refugee Week in June.

The winning poster design.

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