Service Learning Term 3
Term 3 Service Learning
We put together fun activity bags with colouring pencils, colouring books, a toy, balloons and we wrote get well cards for children at the Redcliffe Hospital.
We enjoyed making connections with members of Grace Church by creating gifts and singing songs. A few students attended the Wednesday church service to distribute gifts and greet the congregation. We are excited to make this a regular part of our learning!
We supported Bayside Community Care by creating symbols and messages of hope. Some were made into laminated cards with matching Bible verses to be included in food packages distributed each week. Others were put together in a banner which will be printed on weatherproof material for display outside BCC. We hope these messages and symbols help boost the spirits of people who use the BCC service.
We supported Indigenous Literacy by holding a ‘The Great Grace Book Swap’ where students donated books and then on Wednesday 1 September, students could come into the Hall and swap a gold coin for a book. With the support of Grace Primary we raised over $550 dollars to help provide resources for children living in remote communities across Australia.
We decorated Tote Bags and filled them with goodies to assist the homeless who attend the Redcliffe Breakfast Club. Helen from the Breakfast Club visited Year 4 to explain how important their organisation is by provide meals, small emergency food parcels and supplies for rough sleepers.
We created pouches for Wildlife Rescue Queensland. They specialise in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native Australian wildlife and our pouches will be used for orphaned baby joeys, possums and sugar gliders. They also visited us and shared what they do and even brought some little cute animals to show us.
We were given the task of knitting beanies for premature babies at the Redcliffe Hospital. They needed very soft yarn because their skin is not fully developed yet. As humans, we lose a lot of our body heat through our heads. We spent our afternoons knitting beanies and on behalf of all the Year 6 students, I can say it was HARD. Three quarters of the Year 6 students, didn’t even know how to knit. Now all of us know how to knit. We proudly made a total of over 60 beanies.
Written by Toby, Michael and Sarah.