Notre Dame College students visit GV Health
Notre Dame College VCAL students put a smile on the faces of sick children at Goulburn Valley Health on Friday.
Students visited the paediatrics unit to present the children with special gift packs as part of their Year 12 assessment.
Notre Dame College Year 12 VCAL teacher Silvana Portia said the students wanted to help sick children feel less distressed when in hospital.
‘‘It’s all about supporting our community, the students sourced all the items locally and feel very strongly about giving back to the community through their endeavours,’’ Ms Portia said.
Students had been liaising with the paediatrics unit during the past few weeks to facilitate their assessment, which aimed to help them develop collaboration, communication and goal-setting skills.
GV Health’s child life therapist Bronwyn Cole welcomed the students into the hospital, saying the project gave students a rare insight into the paediatrics unit and provided them with invaluable life skills.
‘‘It’s great seeing how dedicated these students have been over the last few months to bring this project to life,’’ Ms Cole said.
‘‘They’ve demonstrated some great skills that I think they will use for the rest of their lives.’’