The students and residents began their online meeting with a game of “What’s my favourite?”
The residents enjoyed sharing their favourite flowers and memories with students.
“The conversation around favourite flowers led IGS student Rose to ask Janet if she liked the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, which resulted in a beautiful memory shared by Janet of her son’s wedding that was held there,” said Samantha Heron of Heart and Soul story.
IGS student Madiba asked Kevin to describe one of the best days of his life.
“Kevin, being a typical jokester, said the best day of his life was when he was born,” Ms Heron said.
IGS student LuLu recalled the day she visited New York, while Madiba shared a trip he had taken to Italy with his friends at IGS.
“We lamented with Kevin that the calls are only once a week and in his usual positive spin on life, he straightaway came back with the quote ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’.”
Parents of students involved in the program are looking forward to joining in on the virtual gathering next month.