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Saturday December 20th, 2014

Posted at 9:20am

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Guest article by Jen Minovski.

Grade 6 Prince Edward School students are experiencing the joy of giving back to others during this holiday season. On Thursday, December 18th, they delivered a large donation of non- perishable goods, filled backpacks and gift cards to the Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor.

The funding for the donation was provided in part by an $800 grant from the United Way, through fundraisers and a can drive. The students raised an additional $350 by planning a movie night.

“The students selected the topic of homelessness and poverty for their Global Issues Unit,” says Rose Lesperance, Prince Edward Grade 6 teacher.

During the past three months, the students have been learning about homelessness and poverty through an inquiry based learning project which is part of a Global Awareness unit. Grade Six Teacher Rose Lesperance assisted the students’ inquiry learning by setting up guest speakers from Street Help and Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) and providing ideas for meaningful real life activities.

“It is so exciting to see our students take action and give back to our community. I simply was a facilitator assisting them in this learning process,” says Lesperance. “I want students to feel empowered to be able to make a difference locally.”

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