Sixth Formers enliven Springboard Seminar

During the Springboard training session

St Aloysius College Sixth Form students who participated in the Springboard training sessions, pictured with Joseph Cassar SJ (right) and Ms Christine Rossi (bottom left)

43 first-year Sixth Form students from St Aloysius College participated in a half-day seminar at the Dolmen Resort Hotel, Qawra, as part of the Springboard Youth Volunteer Training Programme organised by inYgo, the Ignatian Youth Network.

Sessions in this second Springboard event focused on the responsibility of the volunteer in a variety of settings and on understanding the needs of beneficiaries. Professionals from different fields ranging from psychiatry to child care to environmental protection delivered the initial input and a series of workshops. Students could choose from topics such as Engaging Children with Challenging Behaviour, Skills and Strategies to Help Children with Literacy, Reaching Out to the Sick and the Elderly, and Caring for the Environment. A hearty buffet lunch brought the event to a close in a jovial atmosphere.

inYgo’s Springboard is jointly promoted by the University Chaplaincy and the Chaplaincy of the Sixth Form at St Aloysius, and is supported by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector and the Small Initiatives Scheme for Voluntary Organisations.

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