Designing autumn leaves was the interactive experience shared by students from The King’s Christian School in Cherry Hill and senior citizens from Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living on Oct. 22. They traced replicas of fall leaves and painted the design with watercolor making a beautiful display.
Directed by King’s Christian art teacher, Terri Maines, it was a project that the students and seniors enjoyed tremendously. She said after the project, “It’s wonderful. I’m amazed how the students stepped up to the challenge. They learn the thrill and satisfaction of giving back, and in today’s world there aren’t many opportunities to help others. This is so awesome.”
Student Caleb Reyes, Mt. Laurel, really enjoyed his experience at Spring Hills.
“I love this place,” he said. “It’s really cool here and I love seeing how happy the residents are when we are here. I really enjoy it.”
This group of students will return monthly to Spring Hills, developing relationships with the seniors and learning many lessons through this community outreach program.