Cornerstone’s Red Cross Cadets have completed another week with a range of interesting
The Cadets were divided into groups and participated in a range of activities, including
Community Service, Cooking, Bike Riding and Beanie Making.
One team was found at the home of a local lady who needed some assistance in the garden.
They cleaned gutters, installed reticulation, mowed lawns and performed general tidying duties. The team of around 15 students, with the support of College Chaplain Debbie Robinson and Cornerstone Community Pastor Rick Paget, completed an enormous amount of work in just a few hours. The recipient, Michelle, was delighted.
‘I can’t stop smiling. I am just so overwhelmed and delighted at the work that was done for me’, she said. As a single Mum, the work was extremely helpful for her and she said the students did a remarkable job.
Whilst they were busy helping others, the next team was busy helping themselves – competing against one another in a Masterchef type competition, but that was based on cooking on an open fire. Teams had 45 minutes to make pancakes, damper, cook a meat dish, and boil the billy for a cup of tea. Their efforts were judged on their skills of fire care, taste, presentation, team-work and cleaning up. Some pretty impressive looking dishes were presented to the judge, but thers were a little less enticing. All appeared edible.
As this group were busy making an impression in the cooking arena, others were taking on the challenge of racing around the oval on mountain bikes. In a style reminiscent of the time-trials at an elite level, students worked towards being the first person to complete three laps of the oval.
For those less inclined to be making a physical impression, the fourth team was found making bucket beanies. This clever technique delivers a knitted style beanie in around an hour. Some of the students were able to model their attempts by the end of the session.
Whatever activity the students elected to be involved with, the result was the same. Another sensational day of being a Red Cross Cadet. Impacting the community, and learning new skills. A great way to complete the College week.