Students raise funds for Japan relief

A group of students at Goodfellow Public School have made ‘Japan Bracelets,’ which they are selling to staff and students to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims.
Emily Goodman, a student at the Innisfil school, was moved to action by the disaster in Japan, and the human suffering she witnessed. She was emotionally drawn to the many families, particularly the children, who experienced this devastating event, and to those who lost family members, homes and who continue to have an uncertain future.
Along with a group of Grade 7 students, Emily made bracelets of red and white beads (the colours of the Japanese flag), to be sold to staff and students for $2 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami fund.
“This student-initiated project demonstrates the character of our students and how they are developing a global perspective on their ability to make positive changes in their world,” said David Brownlee, Principal of Goodfellow.
The bracelets are on sale today (March 25), at 11 a.m.

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