At their first Generations Gathering of the year, Grade 4 welcomed, made friends with, and learned from the older generation!
One of CBA’s “Expected Student Outcomes” (ESOs) is to see our students become courageous leaders who humbly serve, employing their gifts and talents to generously love others. Those ‘others’ also mean others of different ages. Each and every person we meet is an individual created in the image of God with value and importance. The experience about to begin would include the opportunity for these young people to show honor and respect to a different generation as they played games, enjoyed snacks, and talked together.
We also desire our students to experience the joy of learning from those who have experienced life and learned from it. Another of our ESOs is to develop a global perspective by understanding issues from multiple perspectives and interact compassionately with all cultures. The next hour would be one of learning to listen well as conversations linked the generations. The students had prepared questions in advance and eagerly set out to ask and listen to learn how school and life were different for their new older friends than their own.