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Write of Passage "my memoirs"

Posted on 4 October 2018
Write of Passage "my memoirs"

Year 10 students record and preserve the memoirs of aged care residents in the Write of Passage program.



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Over 10 weeks in Term 3 2017, nine of our students from Tanja Gehren's Year 10 English class have been visiting Allity Walkerville Aged Care as part of a first-time Write of Passage program that directly combines the Service Learning experience with the study of English in a practical and experiential way.

The students, paired with a resident to capture the life experiences, as shared by the resident, to create a written book of memoirs.

The program has been facilitated by creative writing guru, David Chapple (former Writing Development Manager for South Australia Writer's Centre) who has been amazed at how well our students have engaged with the program. The students have made themselves, the College and the involved staff and residents of Allity proud. They have produced some great material, accurately capturing the individual voices of their resident.

The response to the program has been overwhelming for the students and residents of Allity and we must congratulate Anthony Callisto and Tanja Gehren for working together on this great initiative.


Print Media Articles:

ABC News "Students bond with aged care residents by writing down their memoirs"

The Advertiser "Rostrevor College students write memoirs of Walkerville Allity residents in new program"


Video Segments:

Allity Aged Care My Memoirs

Today Show "Timeless Treasures"

ABC News Story "Memoirs"

The Project "Good News Hit"



Breakfast with Ali Clarke "Write of Passage"



Author: Rostrevor College
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