(Pictured above: Sweet's Corners Elementary School held an official ribbon cutting on Friday to unveil its refurbished track. Pictured cutting the ribbon at centre front, left to right, are: Vicky Leakey, Councillor, Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands; student Andrew Harper; student Kubrick Campsall; John Paul Jackson, Councillor, Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands; student Devin Russell; and Liz Huff, Councillor, Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands.)
Sweet’s Corners Elementary School Raises $1,375 for Terry Fox Foundation and Unveils
October 6, 2017 (Lyndhurst, ON) – More than 120 students raised $1,375 for cancer research on Friday while celebrating a restored track facility at Sweet’s Corners Elementary School.
The school hosted its 2017 Terry Fox School Run on the newly refurbished track, the product of fundraising by the school council. Generous donors included the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands and the Upper Canada District School Board.
“We are so proud of our students for stepping up for Terry again this year,” said Principal Valerie Horsfall. “Everyone’s been touched by cancer in one way or another and it’s great to see our staff and students committed to finding a cure.”
The run served to officially unveil the school’s rejuvenated track facility, which was completed over the summer. The facility includes a granular track, as well as new long jump and triple jump pits. It will help the school host more athletic events as well as provide training opportunities for students at the school.
During a pre-run assembly in the school gym, parent council members Amy Webb and Kim Goodman discussed the track project with students and thanked the township and school board for supporting it.
“We’re incredibly excited,” said Goodman. “We know recreation is important because it provides so many health benefits and this track will provide benefits not only to our students but to the broader community.”
"We are happy to support this project as part of the Board's commitment to supporting our schools' recreational programming," added Family of Schools Superintendent Ron Ferguson. "This is a great example of the strength of these projects happening in approximately 50 of our schools."
Posted October 6, 2017