26 students from SouthPointe School spent some time making winter-themed crafts with seniors.
On Tuesday (November 21), students in the Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program, led by teacher Carole Bossert, visited seniors at Southfort Bend Gardens.
"We made an ornament for their Christmas trees out of a cinnamon stick, we also made a paper craft of a snowman and using oil pastels, we created mittens that are hanging in the hallways," explained Bossert.
SYNC is currently in three Fort Saskatchewan schools.
"Often times, we just stand back and we listen and that's when you truly hear the joy that's happening in the room," said Bossert. "They're talking, they're laughing, they're sharing stories and when the kids come back on the bus, the response is 'that was great, why can't we go all the time?'"
The seniors enjoy the program too, with Bossert remarking they’re always in the room, ready and patiently waiting for the kids to arrive.
Bossert organizes the program and crafts with the help of the student's parents.
Their next visit is on December 19 when Wye School will join them.