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Vernon Christian School students active in community

Vernon Christian School middle school students Sarah Mugridge (above centre) and Celine Edwards (right) work with a primary class group during a spring service section.  - photo submitted
Vernon Christian School middle school students Sarah Mugridge (above centre) and Celine Edwards (right) work with a primary class group during a spring service section.
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Vernon Christian’s middle school students recently ventured out into the community to give their time and energy in service to others.

“Various service projects were completed during what we call, ‘Driven to the Streets,’” said Melannie Armanini, teacher at the secondary campus.

Crews cleaned up a section of 27th Street as a part of the city’s Adopt-A-Road program.

Middle school students worked with some younger students at the elementary campus, and had a group complete some spring cleaning with compost tidying and grounds keeping tasks.

“We were especially pleased to be able to send groups to three elderly residences here in Vernon, where students visited residents while playing lawn darts, bocce and enjoying laughter over other games,” said Armanini.

The outings aim to help strengthen the sense of community and stewardship as students build community connections and give back in unique ways.

“The kids return to the school with a sense of satisfaction with their service and many wonderful heart-warming stories about their interactions with others in the community.”

 

 

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