Students and school staff throughout the District are finding ways to build and support community, which is perhaps even more important during the pandemic.
At Brentwood Park Elementary, Grade 2 and 3 students created heart-shaped clay “ornaments of hope” for residents in Long Term Care Homes. The intention was to show residents that people are thinking about them during these challenging times.
The student Sports Executive at École Moscrop Secondary, made up of Grade 12 students who are in sports leadership positions, started an online apparel store to both elevate school spirit and give back to the community. Colleen Gaskell is the Department Head for Physical Health Education at Moscrop:
This is their alumni year, and they wanted to leave something behind for next year and also do something for the community.”
The students raised $200 for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank by sharing proceeds from school-branded face masks. They plan to continue to donate, as they see profits from sales – choosing different local charities to support.
At Confederation Park Elementary, students collected new and washed blankets, gloves, scarves, and toques to donate to the Blanket BC Campaign.
Grade 6 and 7 students at Twelfth Avenue Elementary were busy fundraising for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. They managed to double their initial goal and got $650 in donations.
Over at Westridge Elementary, students made Valentine’s Day cards and care kits for women and children living in shelters. Valentine’s Day cards by the hundreds were also made by students at Inman, Nelson and Kitchener Elementary schools. Local seniors reported that they were thrilled to receive them. Some cards went with deliveries for Burnaby Meals on Wheels.
As part of their Pink Shirt Day activities, students at Second Street Community School delivered hand-made cards and pink carnations to the delight of residents living at two neighbouring long-term care homes. Watch the video on Twitter.
Posted February 2021