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Students at Churchill Public School organize Coats for Kids campaign

In response to community need, Grade 4 students at Churchill Public School spearheaded their very own Coats for Kids campaign throughout November.

To date, more than 200 coats have been donated to the Churchill Public School campaign, along with numerous boots, scarves, hats, mittens and snow pants. All items will be dropped off at Better Beginnings, Better Futures later this week, for distribution to families in need.

“Our students know how important it is to give back to the community in which they live,” says Churchill Public School Principal Dave Farrow. “When they found out that the United Way was no longer organizing Coats for Kids, they quickly decided to help out. The results of their efforts have been impressive.”

Grade 4 teacher Amanda Rousseau says students promoted the campaign through email messages to teachers, morning announcements, and newsletters home to parents. Each day, they collect, count and organize the items that have been donated.

“This has been a rich and rewarding experience for our students, not only in character development, but also in literacy and numeracy,” says Amanda Rousseau. “The writing and math opportunities have been engaging and authentic.”

Churchill Public School thanks the community for its generous contribution to their Coats for Kids campaign.


Media Contact:

Dave Farrow, Principal, Churchill Public School,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-566-5130.