Prepared for a feel-good story? This one takes place throughout the Westport college system and it is simply as enjoyable as it’s heartwarming.
On Friday, March 1, Westport Elementary and Macomber faculties held a cereal field drive that exceeded all expectations. The cereal collected was donated to the Westport Meals Pantry. Between the 2 faculties, there have been greater than 1,300 bins in complete. That is 400 extra bins than final 12 months.
The Donation Breakdown
Macomber (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) = 285 bins (that is additionally the varsity’s second 12 months accumulating).
Elementary (1st to 4th grades) = 1,288 bins.
“The dad and mom are simply as aggressive as the children and the lecturers,” first-grade trainer Robin Morin mentioned. “We had one father or mother hear that his child’s class was about to lose the highest spot and ended up going out and donating an additional 100 bins to maintain the category in first place.”
Small Victories, Mighty Breakfast Social gathering
One classroom per grade degree will win a cereal occasion to commemorate the success. The category with essentially the most collected bins out of anybody will obtain a placard of thanks from the pantry, plus a cereal occasion.
This 12 months, Ms. Capar’s class took the highest spot.
The unhappy reality shouldn’t be that the Westport Meals Pantry is all the time in want of meals, however that regardless of the massive haul of cereal, the donations will solely hold native households fed for 5 months.
Earlier than the bins have been shipped to the pantry, the children lined up the bins throughout the varsity like dominos and watched them as they fell one after the other.
“We take pleasure in instructing them in regards to the domino impact, push-and-pull science, the place each motion has a response,” Morin mentioned. “We wished to make it enjoyable for the children, all whereas serving to them to know the idea of the meals pantry. Total, it was a fantastic turnout.”