Mon 18th March
The entire Year 10 cohort at Townsville Grammar School will be spending their day tomorrow undertaking community service projects around Townsville.
The 15 year old students will participate in a variety of projects including Ronald McDonald House, Meals on Wheels, Cootharinga Activity and Respite Centre, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Townsville Foster and Rehoming Animals and the Endeavour Foundation.
The day is part of the School’s community service learning programme that helps to reinforce the value of community service and service organisations, with the likely outcome that students will become more involved in volunteer work from the experience.
Service learning is a process that combines meaningful community service with teaching and reflection to enhance the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
“Through service to the community, students develop a different side of their learning – service learning - which we see as an important part of personal growth,” Principal, Mr Fairley said. “We have run the service learning component in Year 10 for a number of years now and have found that many students exposed to community service go on to become more active citizens and continue to volunteer through their teenage years.”