Year 12 English Studies students walked to the local Aged Care Facility as part of the unit, Local Heroes. This unit requires students to have the opportunity to interact purposefully with local organisations, groups and individuals, and establish connections with their local community. The students were asked to interview the residents to find out about their childhood, growing up in a different era and their work experiences. The residents talked about their careers and any voluntary work that they may have been involved in. Each resident had a unique, individual story to share which impacted on the students, in particular, Betty who turned 100 last month and Karl who was a World War II veteran.
Each and every resident allowed the students to understand the importance an individual can make in the community. We could really see the Local Heroes of our community during this visit.
Thank you to the residents of the Presbyterian Aged Care Facility and the engagement that our students had with the residents. The students of Year 12 English Studies were a credit to St Edward’s College and themselves.