Lawn Bowls A New Experience For Pupils

Student and elderly playing lawn bowls

Image: Northcote School pupil Savanah learns to bowl with help from Summerset on Cavendish Retirement Village resident Ian Capill.

A group of year five pupils from Northcote School visited Summerset on Cavendish Retirement Village for an introduction to lawn bowls. The recent field trip was part of the Kiwi Can programme run at the school.

Kiwi Can facilitator Hayley Young said the opportunity for the 16 pupils to engage with village residents through learning new activities was an extremely positive experience. “The kids and I loved it,” she said. “Thank you so much Summerset Village for warmly welcoming us.  It was a very successful and engaging community project.”

The programme, facilitated by the Graeme Dingle Foundation, had a focus on values, such as integrity and respect. Along with the Kiwi Can facilitators, the pupils walked to the retirement village where a team of volunteers introduced them to the sport.
The event also included an opportunity for the residents and pupils to share afternoon tea together.

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