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Have you ever watched kids get an idea in their heads and then through creativity and hard work turn their vision into reality? I shouldn’t be surprised, but that’s what Huzzahnians did. Read Adena and Summer’s posts to learn about their planning to Do Good.

When they found out my son would need to spend some time at the Children’s Hospital they decided to hold a bake sale. The initial planning team went into high gear, planning in a Google Doc,  making lists of jobs (from advertising to photography to clean-up), sharing the work and the satisfaction. Two thirds of the class did their own baking. 

Their goal was to raise $350.00 but in the end they raised $502.01!  I am so very proud of these students, and so grateful for their kindness.

Epona, one of our class unicorns, Nelson, and I present our big cheque to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Have you ever been the recipient of someone’s generosity? Please let us know!



The World is a Good Place

Although news reports might suggest the contrary, there is plenty of proof that the world is a good place, full of good people doing good things. Some people make life better for people who are facing cancer or poverty, others help the environment.

Take a look at what Mr. Carmichael, his students and their school have been doing to help Cops for Cancer and Tour du Rock. Like us, Mrs. Braidwood’s students have taken part in the Terry Fox Run. Read an excellent post about Terry’s life and commitment on the Ripple Effect. Division 1, our friends in Vancouver, are joining others who want to inspire and celebrate the youth movement for global change at We Day. On Ms. Clayton’s blog, you’ll find a remembrance of a boy who made a difference and won’t be forgotten.

We have “done good” here too. Recently we took part in the national Shoreline Clean-Up.

We worked in teams.

We kept a record of the garbage--look at all the cigarette butts!

A hard-working but happy team!

Garbage is gross!

Lots of garbage and recyclables

We found a lot of garbage and recyclables.

And we kept our smiles on for the Terry Fox run:

Sprinting to the finish!

I did it!


Even after all that, we had enough energy to share our advice on how to make the world a better place. We turned our messages into a video.

Blogging friends, tell us about the good done by you and others. How are you, your classmates and community working to make the world a better place? Please let us know in a comment.

We’ll tweet about it!