It is important to familiarize yourself with the community which your students come from .
One way to do this is to take a drive around the area.
While driving, ask yourself:
- What resources are available?
- What entertainment, recreational and cultural facilities are there?
- Are there school or community sports teams?
These are the community assets – what the community has to offer. Does the community offer a great deal or are the assets limited?
Finally, consider: How might these assets (or lack of them) affect the decisions you will make as you plan?