Caitlin Brady, Year 12 and Layla James, Year 11
On the 20th of March this year, Skyler Anderson, Amy O’Neill, Mary McLean and Monique Hessell from Carmel College volunteered at the annual Takapuna ‘Neighbours Day’. It was an amazing experience where we all got to work with young children from the North Shore and join in activities with them.
Colouring in, scavenger hunts, face painting, badge making and seed planting were some of the many fun activities available for the kids to experience on the day. We mainly worked with the scavenger hunt and colouring in teams and it was a blast seeing the smiles on the kids faces as they participated in activities to then earn a prized lolly. Neighbours Day was a chance for families to meet their neighbours on the North Shore and converse with them. Overall the day was a valuable, fun experience and gave us an insight into working with kids. We used our teamwork and leadership skills to help make the day run as smoothly and as fun as possible. This was a great idea for service and we look forward to it next year!
Skyler Anderson, Year 11