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Seniors and Kids Inter-generational Program

NEWS RELEASE                                 
Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1
519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2018
Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury
Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

S.K.I.P.
- experiential learning for elementary students -

Two GECDSB elementary schools will help pilot an experiential learning program, designed to bring together students, ages 7 – 11, with seniors at residential centres for their mutual benefit.

Seniors and Kids Inter-generational Programs (S.K.I.P.) will allow organized visits by students to seniors' care facilities in the area. This is an opportunity for the students, Grade 2-6, to complement character education ideals stressed in the classroom with first-hand lessons in caring, compassion, understanding and respect for the elderly.

Teachers involved in the project are using the Empathy Toy , an activity that depends on the 2 players understanding one another, to reinforce the experiential learning.

Classes from Southwood and Ford City public schools will be making their first visits to seniors' residences on Tuesday, May 15th and Thursday, May 17th.

For more information contact Emily Li Causi @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10257.