Pen pals meet at re­tire­ment vil­lage

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Ka­panui School’s room 13 vis­ited Park­wood Re­tire­ment Vil­lage as part of the pen pal pro­gramme which has been op­er­at­ing be­tween Ka­panui and Park­wood for the past 18 months.

“They were lucky to strike Wed­nes­day’s glo­ri­ously sunny af­ter­noon and were able to visit the aviary and la­goon, where they fed the ducks, and ex­plore the beau­ti­ful park-like tui dell with its wa­ter­fall and foun­tain,” Park­wood Trust ad­min­is­tra­tion man­ager Deb­bie Lutz said.

“Let­ters are ex­changed be­tween each child and pen pal res­i­dent once or twice a term, fol­lowed up with a visit to Park­wood where the chil­dren and res­i­dents have a chat and get to know one an­other.

“The ex­change is mu­tu­ally en­joy­able and ben­e­fi­cial and pro­vides a link be­tween gen­er­a­tions of age sep­a­ra­tion.”

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