Students from Hastings Secondary College learned some valuable life lessons of community service with the opportunity to connect with residents of Garden Village.
Hastings Secondary College students Luke Aguilar and Theodore Howard shared the journey of their robotic team’s success with residents and demonstrated their robot.
Garden Village, CEO Tim Everson presented Westport Campus Principal, Ian Ross with a cheque for $1000 for contribution towards the College Robotic program.
While students, teachers, and residents mingled, the magic of intergenerational communication took place.
"It was nice meeting the residents and speaking to them about our robotics program and their lives, they have many interesting stories to share," said Theodore.
Luke added the residents were interested in the robot and our team's success and asked lots of questions.
Who would have imagined that over a cuppa tea we would discover history.
Roy Ladlay Garden Village resident was the first General Assistant at Westport Campus and Judy Langley's son, David Langley, was the first school captain of Westport Campus in 1982.
Thank you, Garden Village, for your generosity and allowing our students to present their robotic program in the wider community. We are grateful for having such an appreciative audience.