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Students Show Care for People Globally and Locally

Several schools rallied to support people following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

A group of 24 students in Grades 2-5 at Brentwood Park Elementary raised more than $2500 dollars for the Red Cross to support people. The efforts were spearheaded by two sisters at the school in Grades 3 and 5 who are originally from Turkey. With the help of their friends and the generosity and support of the school community, they more than doubled their original goal of $1000 with their Twonies for Turkey and Syria campaign.

Leadership students at Burnaby North Secondary held a Pajama Movie Night with proceeds going to the cause. The Burnaby Mountain Secondary Diversity Club collected donations of food, clothing, blankets, and more. Leadership students at Alpha Secondary focused on gathering supplies for babies, such as diapers, clothes and blankets. At Inman Elementary, Leadership students collected books by donation and then sold them to raise money for people impacted by the earthquake, with further collection at a Family Movie Night held at the school.

More than 30 Inman Elementary students looked locally when they created nearly 100 cards to spread cheer at nearby Chartwell Retirement Residences. A Grade 1/2 class from Gilmore Community School built neighbourhood connections when they spent time with seniors at Seton Villa making conversation, art, and memories together.

Read the Story in the Burnaby Now.

Posted March 2023