This initiative is an intergenerational partnership between Wantirna South PS, Wantirna Village and Arcare aged care facility. This program links our students with residents in a variety of activities (including reading, Bingo, craft, movement and music, also sharing the learning with new technology) providing great delight and satisfaction for all involved.
As an extension to the intergenerational partnership the program also involves students visiting local pre-schools and childcare centres to participate in activities that build the confidence and leadership skills, as well supporting the transition for pre-school children to school. WaSPs with Wings allows children to engage with younger children by reading stories, playing games, assisting with craft and drawings.
The program WINGS stands for;
I – Initiative
N – Needs
G – Gentleness
S – Sensitivity
Our students develop leadership skills, teamwork, social skills and opportunities to apply their learning in a “‘real world” situation.