Ham­pers for aged res­i­dents

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - PET CARE -

Year nine stu­dents at St Paul’s Angli­can Gram­mar have gained ex­pe­ri­ence in com­plet­ing a grant ap­pli­ca­tion as part of their stud­ies into com­mu­nity aware­ness.

As part of the school’s com­mu­nity aware­ness pro­gram, stu­dents have made con­nec­tions with the el­derly with reg­u­lar vis­its to lo­cal aged care fa­cil­i­ties.

With a want to pro­vide fur­ther as­sis­tance, stu­dents de­cided to buy ham­pers to spread some cheer among res­i­dents at War­ragul’s Fairview Vil­lage.

Stu­dents had to cost the project and bud­get ac­cord­ingly be­fore writ­ing let­ters and pitch­ing the idea to a lo­cal bank man­ager in a sim­i­lar man­ner to re­al­ity tele­vi­sion show Shark Tank to ob­tain the funds.

Stu­dent Ben­jamin An­drews said the project took eight weeks to com­plete.

“Part of our think­ing and learn­ing through our com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­gram is to help the lo­cal com­mu­nity, and we chose Fairview Vil­lage to give some ham­pers and show some love,” he said.

Fairview Vil­lage ex­ec­u­tive life­style of­fi­cer Lois Tar­rant wel­comed the do­na­tion.

“We have a won­der­ful re­la­tion­ship with the school,” she said.

“Stu­dents have been com­ing here every Mon­day for a long time.

“The joy they have brought into the home is fan­tas­tic and the friend­ships that have been made have bright­ened the lives of all.”

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