On 29 August and 13 September, some students from our school visited the Manor Court Werribee Aged Care facility and Baptcare Werribee Aged Care Facility respectively. The purpose of the visits was to spend time with some of the residents and to donate some handmade terrariums that were made by the students. We want to thank the facilities for allowing our students to undertake this student-led initiative and also thank the students for their efforts in planning and making of the terrariums.
Ms Francesca Muollo
We have had a wonderful opportunity to help bring some light into the lives of elderly peoples in our local area. Over the past few weeks, we made a lot of small terrariums to give to the elderly people in the aged care homes, just to try and tell them they have people that care for them and to give them something to lighten up their rooms. Interacting with people who are in their later years of life and listening to their stories was truly great. We got to learn from their stories, a bit about how it was to live in different times of their lives and some of the events that they lived through. Quite a few were in Europe in the time of World War II before immigrating to Australia and others served in and were prisoners during the Korean War. Listening to some of the hardships and experiences they have been through was a little sad but made me realise how strong these people really are. The residents` were really kind and were very hospitable with us. I feel that giving terrariums was more than just that, I feel like we got more from the experience than they did. It was a really wonderful day.