Two creative writing & teacher assessment sheets for a Year 10 English assignment by Bul Ayuel Bulkoch who migrated as a refugee with his family from southern Sudan in 1996. The assignment is a 'personal mission statement' which outlines Bul's personal goals and values and the assessment has been completed by his teacher and highly graded.

Bul Bulkoch was born in southern Sudan in 1983 in the same year the war in Sudan began. Bul and his family fled Sudan trekking through Ethiopia, back to Sudan and finally to Kenya, residing in refugee camps until finally successfully gaining acceptance to Australia as refugees. Bul was 13 when he arrived in Australia in 1996 with his parents, younger sister and brothers. When he arrived at Melbourne International Airport, he had only the clothes he was wearing. As an Australian teenager, Bul played basketball, made many friends, and completed his secondary education at Footscray City College. He went on to completing his university engineering degree and now works for Rio Tinto in Western Australia as a mining engineer and planner.

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Two sheets of white A4 sized paper with black type on one side only. One headed 'Year 10 English Writing Folio Piece No 4 Mission Statement' with an assessment table completed by hand with ticks in boxes. Also handwritten teacher comments addressed to 'Bul'.The other sheet is titled 'Personnal[sic] Mission Statement' with black typed text and a printed black border.

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