This term the Year 6 students were set a challenge as part of their citizenship studies. Each group needed to think of an action that would ‘make a difference’ to their local community. Some groups came up with ideas that would impact the school community and others had ideas that could be implemented locally. Here are just a couple of the projects.
The Glee Club decided to make a difference by going to the local residential home with a focus on mental health because we understand loneliness is not good for you. We shared photographs of our beautiful college with the residents and asked them about their schooling when they were young. At the end of the project, we felt that we made an impact on their day because they laughed a lot and there was a lot of conversation. We also learnt about the lives of the people there and we were surprised to hear that some people didn’t go to school and that they spent their time farming instead.
Uyapo, Beau, Makayla, Kenai, Chevez, Jasper, Jesse, Reghan, Isabella, Charli and Brock
The Giving Back team decided to make a difference by blessing the groundsmen, tuckshop staff, learning support staff and teacher aides by providing them with an afternoon tea to make them feel more appreciated. We prepared all the food including cupcakes, cakes, biscuits, breadsticks, dips, vegetables and fruit, plus thank you cards and delivered them to the staffrooms and left the staff to enjoy their treat. At the end of the day, it felt good that we had made the staff happy and helped them feel appreciated and recognised for their hard work.
Paige, Elizabeth, Emma H, Lily, Abi, Saige and Savannah
The Triple C’s decided to make a difference by gathering together and put our strong and caring hearts into action by walking around the whole of the local sports ground and skate park picking up any rubbish. We filled our two giant bin bags full of rubbish. At the end of the project, we found out that people don’t do the right thing with their rubbish and that there is more rubbish in Beerwah than we expected and that we should all pick it up.
Daniel, Jay, Riley Paterson, Riley Pollock and Archer