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Week 9, Term One, 2018

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The Year 12 cohort has been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to meet with a group of residents from Ozcare once a fortnight for lunches in the Senior Learning Centre. Over these fascinating and insightful meetings with the individuals who come to visit Somerset, students have learnt many interesting things including; life advice, stories of the residents’ experiences and of course, a new word from Jill every time she visits.

It is fair to say that even though we have only had a few conversations with our new friends over the course of this recently introduced programme, we have already grown incredibly fond of them all.

Personally, participating in this activity has been extremely rewarding and truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Many people in our generation do not get the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with others who come from a variety of backgrounds and have all lived such unique lives. Each visitor has a range of different interests and knowledge to impart on the Year 12 students they may otherwise never have been exposed to.

As it is our final year at Somerset College, I think this opportunity is so significant and important to cherish as it is something we will most likely not be able to encounter again, once we each tread our separate career paths.

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