Creating connections with older generations
Over the last few months, two of our Year 7 classes have been writing letters to willing residents from Trinity Greens Retirement Village and members of St Paul Lutheran Church. This was planned as part of our Christian Living Service unit where students develop ways to serve
This is part of the Christian Living Service unit where students develop ways to serve the local community. Students also learnt how to write formal letters, use their initiative and as a result, have built strong relationships with their pen-pals.
The most exciting and final part of the unit is when the recipients of our letters attend a special meeting event. During the lead-up to this visit, classes planned an assembly to present to their Pen Pals, created maps for school tours and also made morning tea.
It was great to see the Year 7 students and their pen pals meeting for the first time after only communicating with each other through letters. Many Year 7 students saw their pen pals as role models and took this opportunity to learn even more about their lives and listen to the wisdom they had to pass on. It was good to see the students and residents laughing and interacting with each other while on school tours and during morning tea.
Year 7 Teacher