The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Coronavirus; a test of citizenship.

There have been some fascinating insights into the world after Coronavirus, not least Foreign Policy who called on 12 contributors to give 12 different perspectives. Another fantastic article that has had a lot of publicity is by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of 'Sapiens' and 'Homo Deus'. The link is below, and you can either read or listen to it.

The world after coronvirus - Yuval Noah Harari

A huge thanks to the Scotch community who has produced an incredible amount of meals for The Salvation Army and Uniting Care West. Apart from the donations of non-perishables by the boys late last week, the staff have made almost 1000 meals. These have been labelled and frozen and are now getting to people who were already in a precarious position. These agencies are really struggling to support those in need, so any support is very much appreciated.

Another brilliant initiative is by Celia Hammond's office. Please see the link below.

Finally, our Year 9 and 10 boys spent some time researching OSC on Friday and reaching out to them with a letter. The College archives are an incredible resource and the boys were able to take screen shots of the OSC and include them in the letter. I will be sharing this activity with all senior boys in coming days in the hope they can spend some time reaching out to other OSC who may be particularly impacted by the current restrictions.