Grade 4 students at Ecole Notre Dame Elementary have gone above and beyond in their social justice project for the year, donating over 200 full outfits to those less fortunate in the community.
Every grade in the school has been working on some kind of charitable project this year, with the grade 4s working on a clothing drive throughout the month of May. The students took to the gym and laid out the clothes they collected to make up an individual “person” of shirts, pants and socks. Much to their delight, the students were able to make between 200 and 250 “clothing people.” All the clothes will be donated to the Bonnyville Friendship Centre.
“It was great for the kids to see the clothing built as a person,” says teacher Sean Allen. “They could notice that they didn’t just bring in all these random items. It actually turned out to be 200 plus outfits that other people can use who need it.”
Allen says the project went well above expectations. The initial goal was to “clothe the class” and make one clothing person for each student in the grade. The students’ combined efforts managed to do that many times over.