We are so excited to welcome our first school from the Northern Territory! The Year 4 students of Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Darwin enjoyed a fabulous SEAT learning journey. Take a look at their SEATs and hear what their teacher had to say about it….
The students led our unit of inquiry and decided that they wanted to send ‘shoe boxes of love’ to underprivileged children.
We’ve learnt a lot about the developing world and how there are so many children less fortunate than us. As a part of our learning, we had a ‘Developing World – Day’ where we experienced what it would be like for a child living in poverty. This consisted of students walking for 30 minutes to get to school, 1 piece of fruit for recess and a bowl of rice for lunch, 1 piece of paper and a pencil, and no aircon/lights/fans for the day. A wonderful experience for the kids, and a great opportunity for them to understand who they can help and how.
Linked in with our Money unit students researched the cost of items to purchase for their shoe boxes, and how much they will need to raise from their SEATs in order to purchase the items required. Students designed what they would like to paint on their SEATs with a central theme/message.
The students presented their learning and their SEATs at an exhibition night for parents and teachers to attend. It was an amazing turn out and the culmination of all their hard work and learning paid off as we held a silent SEAT auction and raised over $1300 for their ‘Shoe Boxes’!
The students were so engaged and really enjoyed the whole process. Some of the proceeds were used to purchase shoe boxes of love which we’ve sent off and are going to track where in the world they end up. The remainder of the money was used to buy ‘gifts of grace’ through the Australian Lutheran World Service. https://www.alws.org.au/what-you-can-do/gifts-of-grace/ ”
Jessica Clark – Year 4 teacher