Residents from Anglican Care and students from Bishop Tyrell Anglican College have come together recently for a spot of “iTea”.
“iTea” is a great new project where IT lessons and high tea are combined. The iTea project is part of the Anglican Care Intergenerational Program.
Year 11 Information and Digital Technology students from Bishop Tyrrell College partner with the Anglican Care residents and consumers to learn technology skills. The course content follows the Australian Government “Be Connected eSafety” program.
The residents were shown a presentation about the internet and how it works, how to use an iPad, understanding their personal laptops, how to FaceTime and how to use mobile phones. One lady “face timed” her sister from Port Macquarie for the first time.
The residents were also treated to high tea, cooked and served by the Year 10 Food Technology students from the College.
The project forms part of an initiative implemented by Anglican Care’s CEO, Colin Osborne, Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College’s Principal, Peter Moulds, and Anglican Care’s Lifestyle Wellbeing & Diversity Manager, Jane Meldrum. The initiative will see residents and students come together for not only iTea, but also the Adopt a Grandparent project with the Jesmond Grove residents and the Musical Entertainment Project.