The Grade 4 students from Division 7 and 8 worked very hard over the last month and a half preparing for a Craft and Used Toy Sale to raise money to help the homeless in Vancouver. The event took place last week outside during both recesses for two days and was very successful! Students put up posters around the school and promoted the event in every classroom to advertise for the market.
Earlier in the year, students welcomed a guest from the Covenant House who shared how they help homeless youth in Vancouver. Both divisions also went to Save-On-Meats for a field trip to learn about how this downtown diner helps provide job training and employment opportunities for the community at large. The diner is affiliated with A Better Life Foundation that helps provide 1,000 daily meals for women, children and those in assisted living in the downtown east-side community. Developing this fundraiser allowed students to create and follow a plan of action to address the selected problem of homelessness in Vancouver which is a curricular competency directly linked to the social studies curriculum.
We have raised a total of 1,062.85$! The profits have been divided equally between the Covenant House and A Better Life Foundation. We are so proud of all the effort and positive energy students showed throughout this activity. We would also like to thank all staff, parents and students at Lord Tennyson for being engaged and supportive during this memorable ‘’Marché pour aider’’.
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