Students from Caboolture Montessori School (CMS) are working with residents in Bolton Clarke Fernhill, Caboolture’s special care unit on a community arts project that will mark the school’s 20th anniversary.
Senior students have a longstanding relationship with Fernhill residents, and have visited the residential aged care community weekly for the past four years.
“We were looking at community service options that would benefit students and the organisation involved,” principal Yvonne Rinaldi says.
“Fernhill became the perfect match, because they also had an element of Montessori in their work with residents with dementia.”
Students are matched with residents and work with them on activities from gardening to arts and crafts and conversation.
“It’s been really interesting and quite touching,” Yvonne says.