On January 29, 2022, a virtual field trip for the children in the Local Congregation of Forest Heights, Alberta, Ecclesiastical District of Calgary, Canada whisked the kids away to a farm. With the pandemic affecting even recreational options, the officers of the Children’s Worship Service (CWS) planned the activity with the emotional welfare of the children in mind.
Research shows that lack or absence of social interaction may negatively affect a child’s mental and emotional development in various ways (noisolation.com), making kids during pandemic times more prone to problems, as they mostly stay at home, replacing much of human interaction with their use of gadgets.
Through the activity, the CWS members from Forest Heights were able to virtually visit a farm and in the process learned what it is consist of, the different kinds of animals found there, machineries and tools farmers use, as well as different kinds of food grown there.
The virtual field trip brought delight to the kids as they were able to virtually explore a new place together with their fellow CWS members. In holding such an activity, the CWS officers in Forest Heights continue helping the Church Administration in taking care even of the emotional welfare of the children under their care. — With reports from INC News Section