Range lake North principal buried for a good cause
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Students at Range Lake North School buried their principal for a good cause this week.
The students gathered donations of non-perishable food items for a women's shelter and the Salvation Army of Yellowknife.
Teacher Steve Poipras said they were able to gather enough food to bury Michelle Krause up to her neck as she sat in a chair and he feels good about the outcome of the initiative.
“My students were very good about it,” he said. “They were very pleased about it. Service projects like these really enable them to feel good about making a significant and meaningful contribution to the transformation of their society, of their local community in a very tangible way.”
Grade six student Katie Cameron echoed the sentiments of her teacher.
“It’s very good because all of the kids are giving it to the women’s shelter and Salvation Army,” she said.
The students didn't count their donations in money but by number of servings donated and Poipras estimated the final total donated was more than 3,000 servings.
Poipras says after doing this project the students were motivated to take on another service project and this time, it’s with the Rick Hansen Foundation.
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