Student Council of Canadian International School is the largest organization of students in our school, and students from middle school to high school are discussing the development of the school as a council. Our Student Council made a plan for students to go to a nursing home and work for the elders. This activity got underway with students’ expectation. On Friday, March 15, the volunteers held a few training sessions at a nursing home to understand the activity, and this activity is scheduled to begin on April 8th for an hour, once a week.
What we will do during the exchange:
1. Eye contact
2. Appropriate distance
3. Appropriate volume
4. Appropriate body contact
5. Active greetings in unfamiliar situations, do not actively ask the elderly’s family or physical, economic situation. Which means do not actively mention topics related to death.
Activities with the elders:
1. Volunteers will talk with the elders
2. Go for a stroll in somewhere (Outside activities)
3. Read books and newspapers
5. Watch students’ performances6. Visit our school
Volunteer work is a great help to students’ human development. This is because students can get a little closer to society in real through volunteer work. The elders, who receive services from others, also have positive effects that are being able to spend their time with students socially assisted. We hope that this activity will continue and that there will be opportunities for many students to participate in it in the future. Let’s applaud the challenges of future leaders, members of the Student Council, and hope it will become a more helpful student’s organization for schools and students.
Written by Jina Kim from Grade 11.