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Chelmsford PS students host Entrepreneur Charity Fair

Students at Chelmsford Public School are making a difference with their Entrepreneur Charity Fair on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Booths will be set up in the school library from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Students in Grade 3 and Intensive Support Program classes were looking for ways to promote environmental sustainability. “The idea for the fair came from a parent,” says teacher Cindy Blanchard. “It’s the perfect way to bring students together for the greater community and the environment.”

In groups, students designed and created items to sell with a recycled/up cycled component including DIY fish tanks made from recycled pop bottles, vertical hanging gardens, pet toys, bird feeders, flowers in handmade pots, upcycled iPad and phone holders, stress balls, toys and much more.

All funds collected will support a charity chosen by each group, including NEO Kids Foundation, Northern Cancer Foundation, Plastic Oceans, Saints Rescue, Wild At Heart Refuge Centre, SPCA, Humane Society, WWF Canada, and Small Things Cats.

Students have also partnered with a local business, which will match all donations. Students will present funds to a representative from each charity on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

“I am thoroughly impressed by the ingenuity and creativity demonstrated by students in preparation for this event,” says Chelmsford Public School Principal Pablo Gil-Alfau. “Everyone is welcome.”

Chelmsford Public School is located at 121 Charlotte Avenue in Chelmsford.

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Media contact:

Pablo Gil-Alfau, Principal, Chelmsford Public School
Rainbow District School Board, 705-671-5945