As part of the Whanaungatanga - Being connected - Room 18 have looked at social actions which will make a difference.
Books to the Pacific Islands
All the children from Room 18 took part in removing some of the older books and journals from the resource room, which they then packed and sorted into boxes. They were then stored in boxes in Room 11 as we luckily found a charity to ship them free of charge to schools that were in need.
After the holidays my family and my children’s friends all headed out to Waiau Pa in South Auckland to deliver the books. We all helped the Kiwanis charity group over a few hours to load a container to be sent to Vanuatu with school supplies and medical supplies. It was a very humbling and worthwhile experience. I felt proud of the achievements and in a speech to the group I talked about the social actions that our class were making in relation to our concept from last term.
An walk to the foodbank pantry
Room 18 brought food items to school last term as we had looked at ways we could support other people. The whole class then walked from school to Glen Eden carrying our food donations in the school bags. We then fopund the pantry empty and we filled it up with the food that was donated by our class families. It was a long walk but very worthwhile.
Coming next: Eliza will be collecting blankets to give to the 'Give a Kid a Blanket' charitable trust. If you would like to donate a blanket, please send it to Room 18.