By Lisa Dalla Vecchia, Communications Manager
At the start of the school year, Grade 7 students in Maria Power’s class wasted no time in showing care for the community in which they live.
Students brainstormed unique and creative ways to make a difference and decided they would use the bounty grown in their own backyards over the summer months to raise funds for a local organization that helps others in need.
“I strive to create a sense of community in the classroom and help students think about others in their daily lives,” explained Teacher Maria Power.
Students and staff made herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers available for sale. All funds generated from the sale of their summer harvest, in addition to any remaining produced, were donated to the Harvest Project.
“Projects such as this one are a win-win. They help reduce waste, encourage healthy eating, and provide education around what can be grown in our community,” said Ms. Power. “This project in particular really brought our community together.”
The class has set an ambitious goal of engaging in one significant project per month that strives to make the world a better place. We look forward to hearing and sharing with you more about the good work happening at Cleveland.