It has been great to see schools engaging in the Service-Learning professional development space. Last term we visited a number of primary schools, and delivered a variety of Service-Learning workshops tailored to meet specific school needs.
We had a great time working alongside Grace Lutheran Primary School for both a staff meeting, and pupil free workshop. Grace is keen to keep working on embedding the Service-Learning concepts into curriculum, and continuing to strengthen their community partnerships. They are doing great things!
We love to work collaboratively, and during the pupil free week last term we worked with the Service-Learning champion at Bethany Lutheran Primary School (Karen Lewis) to put together a workshop for her staff. Teachers responded well to the mix of practical games, collaborative discussions, and were able to make some interesting transdisciplinary links using the Service-Learning concepts. It was a great time learning about the importance of having a deep understanding of the Service-Learning concepts, and how we can embed the language throughout school life. If we want the concepts to be widely known and understood, we need to keep using the language both in and out of the classroom!
If you would like to hear more about the sorts of Service-Learning workshops we can offer – please shoot us an email.
Identity and Formation Team