20 February 2020
A great example of how Clubhouse members have shown leadership both in the Clubhouse space and with the community is the celebration for National Science Week 2019 with Rowville Primary School visiting the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse.
The purpose of this visit was for the Rowville students to participate in activities that utilise the various activities, resources, and equipment the Clubhouse offers. By engaging in these activities, participants explored their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, and music, as well as practice the necessary skills needed for these fields. These skills included teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, lateral thinking, persistence, communication, leadership, and resilience.
Rowville brought 18 students to the Clubhouse and 6 Clubhouse members were the activity leaders throughout the day-long workshop. Another purpose of the visit was for Clubhouse members to take on a leadership role by leading an activity, sharing their knowledge, and welcoming the Rowville students to the school during break times. There were many aspects involved in the leadership roles of the Clubhouse members. When they arrived early, they were briefed on their roles and responsibilities throughout the day. Each member was allocated an activity station and briefed on how to run the activity. Here are some of the activities that they ran:
Evaluation of the day showed that not only did the Rowville students learn more and feel included, but the Clubhouse leaders expressed that they really enjoyed helping the other students and wished that they could have shown them more activities.