In chaos theory, the 'butterfly effect' refers to how small changes can have big impacts. So this is a very apt name for the day of service that our Middle School boys take part in each year.
At the end of Term 2, all Year 7 and 8 classes were assigned a task that aimed to give them a meaningful, real-world connection with their local community.
Some examples of the activities they participated in included:
- local playground tabloid sports day
- assisting younger boys in the Junior School
- cooking and serving afternoon tea for the elderly
- visit to a local aged-care facility
- sharing flowers at a local shopping centre
- staff gratitude cards
- free car wash
- preparing lunches for the homeless at Manna House
- kindness card letterbox drop
- visit to and assist the Salvation Army workshop for the homeless
- puzzle pack collection and delivery to the children at Perth Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House
Head of Middle School, Mr Andrew Manley, said that while the day was certainly very different to a ‘normal’ school day, it would be an incorrect assumption to believe that this event had less educative outcomes.
"By providing a simple gesture of kindness, it is hoped that this day will inspire the boys to explore other ways to make a difference in the lives of others."