iServi News | 10 September 2021 | Term 3, Week 8
On Monday 30 August, the Year 10 Family, Community and You class was lucky enough to get to go and visit the children at Kora. Kora is a non-profit Catholic Childcare centre that aims to enhance the quality of life for disadvantaged families through providing meaningful childcare activities and programs so that children can reach their full potential.
In pairs, over the first six weeks of Term 3, our class was given an assignment to produce an activity for the children at Kora to enjoy. The activities covered a range of different developmental stages such as cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and moral development. The first part of our task, and the most important part, was coming up with a fun indoor activity that the children could partake in and enjoy. Each group had to come up with a different activity so that the children had a variety of games to play – such as slime, playdough and making paper plate puppets.
When we arrived at Kora and introduced ourselves to the young children there, they were all so adorable and were happy to get to know us. After that, we set up our activities and the children started to play and interact with us and their friends. After several minutes, the children would move on to another activity and begin playing and learning new skills. When the activities were over, our class and the children moved outside where we got to play with toys and go on the playground. Some of the children preferred playing in the sand and building sandcastles while others played with cars and scooters. After having fun playing outside, it was morning tea time for the children so gathered around the table and our class helped to hand out pieces of apple and chips to the children. Sadly, after morning tea, it was time for us to go, so we said goodbye to all the children and got back on the bus.
Our day at Kora was definitely a day to remember for our whole class as we got to make lots of new friends, and we saw how the wonderful work of Kora supports these children every day. We all learnt some new skills on how to manage children that we can use in the future when handling kids and I’m sure the children learnt some new developmental skills that will help them grow throughout their childhood. On behalf of our class, we would like to thank Ms Howard for organising this fun trip to Kora.
Isabella Topini (SM1) and Monica Varela (AN5)