Walking for water and awareness

HP girl water walkSome students in Armstrong had the opportunity to experience what it might be like to not be able to turn on the tap in their house to get water.

Highland Park students in grades 3-5 took part in a water walk on Wednesday, October 23, taking buckets to a creek near the IPE office in Armstrong to collect water, which they carried back to the school, to experience the challenges many families face in developing countries each day trying to get enough water.

The students also raised $580 for the district’s Me to We Toonie Tuesday. This money will be divided between local projects and the district’s current global project, supporting the district’s Me To We adopted village in Nicaragua.

On Friday, October 26 Armstrong Elementary (AES) also had a water walk. Students in grade 4 and 5, along with some leadership students from Len Wood Middle School, carried water from Huculak Park back to AES. Fundraising totals are not yet available.

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