It’s Time to Party!
An end of project celebration is an important piece of a successful GrandPals Project. Not only does it provide a sense of closure for all involved in the project, but it also provides a strong motivation to students as they are working on their writing, journals, developing speeches, or working on other pieces of media. The important thing for organizers to recognize, is that this end of project celebration can look very different, depending on who is organizing the project, the seniors and students involved, or facilities that are available for use.
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I found the best part about the celebration was getting to meet and greet the parents. They would ask you questions almost like the kids.Cecil Rowe – Senior
At our celebration students got to present their life books and read them with their Grandpals. They were moved to tears by such a great and awesome gift.Kristie Walraven – Teacher
Benefits for All
The end of the project celebration is important because it validates the student’s efforts and it celebrates the elders that they have gotten to know. It also gave the parents an incredible sense of pride in their children. They couldn’t believe that they could create what they had created, and that they could present in such a mature manner. Their pride was really soaring that night, and it was beautiful to be part of that with them. Paola Argentino – Principal