Young people made themselves useful in the old people’s home

In the middle of the week, the project was held at the katharina-von-bora senior citizens' residence
"young and old" its conclusion. A project that ran for nine afternoons over several weeks. In addition to the residents of the home, ten students from the johann puppert school were also involved, who were eager to do something good in their free time. The project was led by social workers sylvia siebenhaar and claudia sunkel and the deputy principal of the johann-puppert school, silke fischer. Playing games and doing handicrafts together brought the generations closer together and helped them to overcome their last obstacles and inhibitions. Especially the excursions were carried out with a lot of joy, whereby pupils were allowed to act as wheelchair pushers. Visits were made to the basket museum, where the special exhibition of baby carriages was well received by young and old alike. "I had one of those too", was the opinion of many, some thought back to their childhood days. The michelau kindergarten and the johanneskirche were also visited, where pastor birgit hohr held a special service for the wheelchair users and their many helpers.
Of course, there was also a lot of celebrating – a guardian party with music, for example. Both sides also enjoyed the afternoon of bowling together.
At the final afternoon, deputy principal silke fischer praised the students in grade 7., 8. And 9. Class for their participation in this project. By volunteering their time, they have made it possible for the home's wheelchair-bound residents to participate in activities that would not otherwise have been possible. At the same time, the students gained an insight into various occupational profiles that can be found in a retirement home. After reviewing all the events of the project, silke fischer awarded the young people with certificates. The participants were julian ruckdaschel, benny leibold, alexander bikard and robin kober. Silke fischer praised the four male students in particular for the commitment they showed in their free time for the residents of the home.
On behalf of the home's management, sylvia siebenhaar thanked all the schoolchildren who took part in the project, and silke fischer for her efforts.