Come from Away
This weekend our students escaped some of cold and the rain that descended on Melbourne by going to a very special performance of the hit-musical Come from Away, which is currently showing in Melbourne.
Come from Away is set in the week following September 11 and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. Nearly 7,000 people arrived overnight in a town of only 11,000 and the people of Gander opened their homes and hearts: cooking meals, hosting people on their couches and in their spare rooms, and making them feel welcome far from home.
At its heart, Come from Away is a story of human connection. The travellers are embraced by the Gander community and the people of Gander are so enriched by the travellers. They share their cultures and stories and form friendships and deep connections. In this way, the story provides many great parallels to the journey that our MITS students are on. How happy we are to be sharing another school term with all 22 of our students!
The term ahead will be another busy one: footy finals will be underway next week at Richmond Junior Football Club, interviews for our Class of 2020 will soon start, and for our current students, our Outdoor Education Group camp will run from 2 to 6 September. We are excited to share the term with you!