COMMUNITY-MINDED: St Catherine’s Catholic College class 6F students (back) Ariel Bandow, Riley Borellini, Will Spencer, Jessica Renton, Ellie Conway, Reuben Jarvis, Greg Chapman, Holly Spencer, Stella Maloney, Mrs Monica Falconer, (middle) Coen Hill, Max Allison, Blake Baird, Anarella Bennett, Lacey Johnson-Follett, Molly O’Connor, Oscar Doland, Lincon Howitt-Steven, Damon Eastwell, Asher O’Donnell, Cody Van Bergen, Tamzin Molloy, (front) Toby Craig, Liam Camm and Malik Tabua.
COMMUNITY-MINDED: St Catherine’s Catholic College class 6F students (back) Ariel Bandow, Riley Borellini, Will Spencer, Jessica Renton, Ellie Conway, Reuben Jarvis, Greg Chapman, Holly Spencer, Stella Maloney, Mrs Monica Falconer, (middle) Coen Hill, Max Allison, Blake Baird, Anarella Bennett, Lacey Johnson-Follett, Molly O’Connor, Oscar Doland, Lincon Howitt-Steven, Damon Eastwell, Asher O’Donnell, Cody Van Bergen, Tamzin Molloy, (front) Toby Craig, Liam Camm and Malik Tabua. Matthew Newton

Pupils spread mirth

IT WAS on for young and old at the Proserpine Nursing Home on Friday morning, with students from St Catherine's Catholic College visiting the residents as part of their Mini Vinnies program.

The program gives different Year 5 and 6 St Catherine's classes a chance to talk with and entertain the seniors each week.

"And the kids love it," said Year 6F teacher Monica Falconer.

Classes sing, dance, perform comedy acts, play musical instruments and get involved in whole-class acts for the nursing home residents.

Each class usually has about two or three visits per year.

The visits form part of the school's religious education program.

Class 6F student Jessica Renton she liked coming to meet the elderly people and enjoyed making them laugh.

"The class acts are really fun," she said.

"Hopefully by the end of the year I want to try and play the flute for them."


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