A bird in the hand
YOUNG people at the St Vincent de Paul Society Belmont Homework Centre had a feathery visit recently.
The WA Birds of Prey Centre brought along some of nature’s top predators, much to the excitement of the children who were able to interact with them.
The Homework Centre has been running for 12 years and helps students from years 3-6 who struggle with school work.
Vinnies spokeswoman Lisa Torre said the program empowered students who struggled with their homework by providing additional support to help make education an enjoyable part of their lives.
“The Homework Centre provides a nutritious afternoon tea, one-on-one tuition and assistance with homework, and the opportunity to join in fun activities such as arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking and team games that aim to develop life skills,” she said.
“The aim is to improve the children’s schoolwork, foster their interpersonal skills, encourage their development as community members and improve their self-esteem, social and communication skills.
“Exciting excur- sions are held on a variety of subjects in order to get the students interested and involved in ‘hands on’ learning and the Birds of Prey visit is a terrific example of making learning fun.”
Yvonne from the Birds of Prey Centre shows the children a wild bird.