Year 11 Senior Service Program

10 May 2012 | General Interest

As part of the Year 11 Senior Service Program, sixteen students travelled to the Royal Children’s Hospital on March 28. Our students had written and illustrated children’s storybooks for patients at the hospital. Teaching staff at the RCH have requested that the Term’s project focussed on storytelling, community and journeys. With these themes in mind, the books were colourfully illustrated with engaging stories. Our students sat with patients, read the books and presented them to the hospital.

This is the College’s second year working with the Royal Children’s Hospital and it is proving to be a most rewarding affiliation. Hospital staff were impressed by the high standard of books that our students produced. They commented on the how well they conducted themselves, showing respect for their surroundings, empathy with the children and an enthusiasm for the work they had produced. We next visit in June and students are looking forward to it with great anticipation. .

Also on March 28, another group of Year 11 students, who had been focusing on puppy mills and animal adoptions, visited the Lost Dogs' Home in North Melbourne. There, they were given a tour of the facility and saw the area where strays were held and the area where dogs and cats were available for adoption. The students were lucky enough to meet and play with Daisy, a 3 year old Great Dane cross, who is currently available for adoption. More information is available on
 Yr 11 Senior Service