STUDENTS at Swan Valley Anglican Community School have given back to society by sharing an afternoon with residents from the Pines and Hermitage aged care homes in Ellenbrook.
The Year 5 and 6 students, including life skills students, took part in the community service project over four days, inviting different residents for afternoon tea cooked, served by the students.
They also played games with the resident visitors.
The program, which has been running over the past few years, encourages students to look at what they can do for the community.
Life Skills teacher Tracey McAllister said it was a great opportunity for kids to learn from an older generation.
“A lot of students don’t have grandparents and many of the people who have taken part said they don’t have grandkids or their families don’t visit much, so it’s great for them to have that interaction and learn from each other.”
Pam Bull, who has taken part in the program for the past three years, said she loved spending the time with the students.
“The atmosphere is nice and all the kids are well behaved – it’s a bit of fun,” she said.
Associate principal of junior school Suzanne Stewart said the aim of the program was to teach students the value of service. The program helps students build connections with the community, which is priceless, she said.