Students at Chemainus Elementary School savour the joy of giving at Christmas

Projects put others ahead of themselves

It’s all about giving at Chemainus Elementary School.

The Christmas season marked a busy time at the school for various community projects.

“Our school, this year, I was blown away,” conceded principal Brenda Stevenson. “The children were thoughtful about giving back.”

Hundreds of cookies were baked by the Kindergarten class and put into little bags to give to families that are less fortunate.

The leadership group raised more than $240 from the sale of candygrams. They took the money raised, went to 49th Parallel Grocery and purchased pre-packaged bags for the Harvest House Food Bank.

“The kids were all quite proud of themselves,” noted Stevenson.

An Angel tree brought all sorts of ideas and gifts for others. Food was collected to donate to Harvest House.

The Grade 6-7 class harvested a bunch of grapes and made jam as a group. They called it “Spread The Love” jam and specialty greeting cards were also sold, with proceeds for schools in Afghanistan.

The ideas were all generated by the students themselves.

“The children have turned it around and thought about what they’d do for others,” said Stevenson.

“The kids thought beyond themselves. It’s fantastic.”

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