The Big Issue Classroom

The Big Issue Classroom is a chance for

school groups to gain first-hand insights

into social issues. It is run by Australia’s

leading social enterprise, The Big Issue, bestknown

for The Big Issue magazine. Homeless

and disadvantaged vendors have earned more

than $26 million by selling The Big Issue in the

past 22 years.


More than 100,000 students have taken part

in The Big Issue Classroom, which launched

in Canberra in 2017. Include a workshop in

your Parliament and Civics tours to help your

students ask the big questions in our nation’s




> Participate in activities that spark

discussion about fairness and diversity,

needs and wants, happiness and wellbeing.

> Be inspired by the story of someone

who has faced disadvantage.

> Discuss the importance of living in a

supportive and connected community.

> Break down stereotypes about people

experiencing homelessness and


> Explore issues around social justice

and sustainability.

> Be encouraged to take positive action

in their own lives and communities.



Workshops run for one hour and are held at

a central location in Canberra. The content

of each workshop has been developed to meet

the needs of different year groups:

> Finding Belonging: Explorations

of Disadvantage and Homelessness

Tailored for years 5 and 6.

> Discussions about Homelessness and

Disadvantage Tailored for years 7 to 12.


Workshops contain links to the Australian

Curriculum and are supported by resource

materials which are made available to teachers

after the session.



$310 + GST

Please note that a 10% discount applies

for bookings of three or more sessions


Find further information at


02 8332 7200
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