Booties sock it to High Court detention ruling


CBC Fremantle principal Shaun Kenny with Year 12 students Keane Bourke, Bevan Grant, Nicholas Tucker and Harry Bird. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d449659
CBC Fremantle principal Shaun Kenny with Year 12 students Keane Bourke, Bevan Grant, Nicholas Tucker and Harry Bird. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d449659

They were among the 48 members of Edmund Rice Education Australia invited to take part in the visual protest to help draw attention to the plight of refugees facing deportation.

CBC Fremantle principal Shaun Kenny said each pair of booties symbolised a child among the 267 people sent to Nauru.

“Some of those who suffer the greatest hardship and abuse in this circumstance are children,” he said.

“As a school, it is important for our young people to demonstrate solidarity with others of similar age and vulnerability.

“At CBC, we have a strong focus on developing young men who are committed to the service of others.

“Being advocates for the voiceless and marginalised in our society is a logical extension of this philosophy.”