We proposed the Grade One students teach the Grade Nine how to play. The Grade One’s were sad to hear the older children didn’t have time to play. They made a list of all the things they could teach them. The emphasis was placed firmly on thinking of others. We told them this wasn’t about them, but thinking of the big kids.
These visits are part of our initiative to develop, “one school” and build community. It also helps us bring to life our school values. This clearly does not need to be top down, Grade One can lead older children, as you can see. We look forward to the next visit, what will the children do next? Will they keep the bonds with their buddies as they see them around school?