Last week, a group of students from the Rotoract Group at the Lillian Osborne High School participated in a Day of Caring. A Day of Caring, as initially spearheaded by the United Way, is a day where co-workers (or in this case – peers) can team up and get involved in their community. Five students – Hannah, Mikayla, Zeinab, Clarie, and Nicole, along with their teacher liaison, Michael, joined the BGCBigs program at Delton School to volunteer for the afternoon.
The Lillian Osborne students held a book drive prior to their Day of Caring, so they brought with them boxes and boxes of books to give away to the kids at Delton School. After setting up their tables of books, the students went to help serve lunch – provided through the E4C lunch program.
After lunch, the students split up; half went to spend some time with the Grade One students and the others went into a Grade Three classroom. The students taught the kids how to play board games and card games, and even got the opportunity to help out with a science project!
All-in-all it was a great day for everyone! This is just one way BGCBigs fosters community participation in helping children and youth achieve brighter futures.