Week Without Walls 2022: Day 5
Being “People of Jubilee”
These are the words our Middle and High School students used to describe Week Without Walls 2022. While the week has come and gone in the blink of an eye, the memories and lessons learned will last a lifetime. Our students wrapped up the final day of their service learning week by finishing their on-campus beautification projects, running an epic outdoor Field Day for the Elementary School students, delivering care packages to St. Luke’s Eldercare Clinic, and completing their art projects at Genesis School. Read on for a final recap!
Service at St. Luke’s Eldercare Centers
Teams ran virtual Zoom sessions throughout the week with several St. Luke’s Eldercare Centers around the island. From engaging the elderly in conversation to playing virtual games, students were able to encourage St. Luke’s participants and bond over shared interests. Another team prepared care packages of tea-time snacks and delivered them to our neighborhood St. Luke’s Eldercare Center near West Coast Plaza.
SEW Field Day Support
Today also coincided with the last day of Spiritual Emphasis Week for the Elementary School. While teams have been diligently serving the Elementary students all week, they finished up by running an outdoor Field Day complete with relay races, obstacle courses, and a color run (yes, that’s colored baby powder!).
Being able to invest in the young lives of elementary kids is something I have always enjoyed. Getting to watch them think and create was something special I won’t forget.
Ivan Majestic, Grade 12
Working with the kids during SEW has been challenging, yet very rewarding. I believe that everyone in my team has learned to work well with the elementary students, even if they aren’t the fondest of kids. It’s been great to watch all the WWW team members bond with the elementary students through drawing and coloring with them, and having the same passion to serve! This has perhaps been my most memorable WWW trip, as our team has become so close to the point that they feel like family.
Jemima Siu, Grade 12
Wrapping Up at Genesis School
Our students also finished their art projects at the outdoor play area of Genesis School. Now, students at Genesis will be able to enjoy the educational designs as they play in their playground!
Wrapping Up on Campus
A variety of campus works has been completed and a few more are nearing completion. Check out some “after” pictures and compare them against Day 1! Our students worked hard to serve their community and fellow students through a number of projects. Way to go, Knights!