Taylor Elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade Six accomplished a good deed last Friday, running a week-long item drive to collect much needed non-perishables for the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society.
Teacher Allison Finter says the school was challenged to match a drive by the Peace River North Teacher’s Association.
“All the classes participated. We had a little class by class challenge to see which class would have the most students participate in bringing in items,” said Finter, who teaches Grade One.
Enough goods were collected from students to fill the back of a van, which were then delivered to the women's society on Feb. 19. The Teacher's Association collected enough to fill the back of a pickup truck.
The Taylor school has participated in several other food drives and social causes over the years.
“In my class we talk a lot about the importance of volunteering, and helping out in the community,” Finter said. “That’s something that’s near and dear to little people’s hearts.”