Task #11- Service Learning

Students will provide for the community, more specifically foster children, by participating in a Direct Service Learning Project. Students will be escorted by teachers and parents to an orphanage where they volunteer their time playing games, reading stories, and teaching sports to younger children. Student will thereby gain special insight into the essential dynamics of family by providing fun support in an “older sibling” role. Students will begin the project by preparing for the eventual visit with a visit for a director from the orphanage who can inform them of the realities of the foster children’s family situation (or lack thereof).  After the action of visiting the orphanage, students will reflect on their experience with a personal reflection, followed by a class discussion. Lastly, students will demonstrate what this project has taught them about family by presenting (in groups of 5) their experiences to other classes during tutorial period.

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