I started at a new service today, and I've been put in charge of a "cultural competency club," (which desperately needs a new name) and I was thinking of starting a pen pal program to let the kids get to know how other schools work, other OSHC/OOSH services work, etc.
(I figure this will help avoid the tokenism, and make it meaningful. It also points out that culture isn't just about race, etc.)
I was thinking of getting the kids to make up an "about us" pack, with some stories, info, pics (if I can get the slips signed) along with what each child likes to do, and what they think makes their school different. This could be sent out to partner schools, and they could send something similar back.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining a pen pal program?
It's going to take me a while to get it up and running, but I'd love to have a range of different schools for the kids to write to.