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Westminster Students Raise $3600 for Peers in Need
Westminster Students Raise $3600 for Students in Need
Posted on 06/27/2019
Westminster Donation

Through the school’s annual fundraiser, Westminster Public School students raised $3,600 to help their peers who may be in financial need.

At the end of May, the Grade 6 students at Westminster PS spent two weeks organizing the school’s annual Move-a-Thon, which was held on June 12. From start to finish, the event was linked directly to curriculum expectations. Students created posters for media literacy, event descriptions for language, planning and practicing games and activities in physical education, and counted the donations in math. Westminster PS is a dual-track school offering both French and English programming, so all the pre-planning was done in French, while the event itself was carried out in both French and English.

“The final result was a full day of physical fitness activities designed by kids for kids,” explained Principal Amanda Nieman. “The students worked as a team to create pledge sheets, promote the event and increase excitement around the school. The Grade 6 students led all of the events, organized the necessary equipment, made lists of what needed to be purchased, and were wonderful role models for our younger Wildcats.”

The students decided to donate half of the raised funds to the Upper Canada District School Board Champions for Kids charity, which helps students get involved in extra-curricular activities and provides financial assistance for other needs. The other half of the funds will remain within the school to help its own student community. These funds will pay for things like shoes, clothes, backpacks, Christmas dinners, food gift cards and field trips.

When asked why this was an important event to host, Grade 6 student William Coe said, “It is awesome in three ways. It helps kids in our own school. It helps kids in our community and it helps us because it makes us better people. It is a win-win-win!”

“Westminster’s school motto is to be the ‘West in World,’ and they certainly lived their motto with this initiative,” added Nieman. “Their teachers supported, encouraged and tied this important learning to curriculum goals along the way.”

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For more information, please call:

Amanda Nieman
Principal
Westminster Public School
613-345-5552

 

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