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News: Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Eugene Reimer students surprise staff with random act of kindness

Grade 6 students at Eugene Reimer Middle School organized the delivery of more than 250 cookies on November 4th to all 46 schools in the community.

The students decided as a class to send a surprise thanks to office staff, custodians, and administrative teams for their leadership and service to the community, especially during the pandemic.

More than 46 gifts bag were delivered with messages of thanks and cookies that had a personal message on them. The students also created a video to say thanks since they could not deliver the cookies in person.

The students were from the classes of teachers Nerlap Sidhu, Shavinder (Shelly) Sangha and Wyatt Hirschman. They were also assisted by Principal Ian Levings.

”These Grade 6 students are new to middle school and are just getting to know each other yet they came together around an act of kindness as agents of change to build community during a pandemic year,” Sidhu said.

She said the students spent a lot of time figuring out how to make their random act of kindness work during the “new normal” at school. Sidhu said the project “increased their sense of belonging, strengthened their leadership and communication skills.”

She said the highlight of the project for the students was making the video, packing the cookies and designing the thank-you cards.

Story by Vikki Hopes, Abbotsford News

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