Students to teach seniors
STUDENTS at Orara High School will be giving a lesson of their own next week, as they reach out to help seniors on the Coffs Coast.
To celebrate Seniors Week, which begins March 21, Orara High School will be offering seniors the opportunity to visit the school and take part in a free internet workshop, aided by the students.
“Our school values the contribution seniors in our community make,” principal Frank Stanton said.
“Through our project we aim to provide students with the opportunity develop values and attitudes which will stand them in good stead for the future.”
Students will support seniors by showing them how to access the internet, including tips and tricks, improving search techniques, information libraries, currencies, weather and ‘YouTube’ learning.
Participants will then be prepared and served by Year 11 and 12 hospitality students and enjoy a dance session with a selected PE class.
Minister for Ageing, Paul Lynch, said seniors on the Coffs Coast should get involved in local events.
“NSW Seniors Week provides opportunities for older people to meet, learn something new and celebrate life,” Mr Lynch said.
“I encourage all seniors to join the celebrations by turning up and taking advantage of the free or low cost activities happening in your area.”
Positions for the Seniors Day on March 23 at Orara High School are limited, contact the school on 6652 1077 to reserve your place.
The free official event program for Seniors Week is available at registered clubs or online at www.nswseniorsweek.com.au.