News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
 
 
SCS Home > News


"Spreading the Net" at St. Benedict

photo
L-R: Brendan Sullivan, Sara Lehman, Carlee Chrsitie, Kathryn Kettle, Allie Stankiewicz, Elisa Bacik
front: Matt Ierino

April 2, 2014 - "Every minute a child dies from malaria – a preventable disease transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria kills more children than any other disease in Africa."

As a Catholic community at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School, the students and staff wanted to work together to help find a solution to this problem. The students’ administrative council at St. Benedict CSS implemented a school-wide initiative and the school took on the challenge of “Spread the Net.” they joined Canadian icon Rick Mercer and thousands of other students across Canada to raise money for mosquito nets to fight malaria in Africa. Their goal was to raise $7500 to purchase 750 nets; enough to save as many as 1500 individuals (as each bed net may be used to protect 2 people for up to 3 years). This year, funds raised through the student challenge will help provide bed nets to families in Zimbabwe. The fundraiser was organized through the charity Plan Canada.
Students were involved in various activities, such as asking for pledges at home, canvassing neighbourhoods for community involvement, and holding in-school events to raise money. They were excited to get involved and work together to raise money to help others in need. Students especially enjoyed the in-school activities such as the dress down days and a teacher versus student volley ball game. By the end of the campaign, the school raised $8,844.75 and were ranked highly in the contest nationwide. The 63 participating schools across Canada raised over $170 000.
The students and staff wanted to say a special thanks to the team of students who volunteered countless hours into planning and organizing the campaign: Brendan Sullivan, Sara Lehman, Carlee Christie, Kathryn Kettle, Allie Stankiewicz, Elisa Bacik, and Matt Ierino. Finally, to teacher Meghan MacMillan who organized the students and encouraged them to do their best the students send a very special thank you for her time and effort in helping make this more successful than anyone had imagined. They all look forward to surpassing theirr goal next year!"

Share


 

More stories in the news...

•  Students thrive under Northern Fruit and Veggie program!
•  Crystal balling their 2024 High School Grad
•  Pius Students 'Activate their Recess' to promote fitness and physical activity!
•  Give your Input: Proposed 2018-2019 School Calendar
•  Friday January 12 2018- Bus Transportation Cancelled!
•  Their Story Begins Here - Kindergarten Registration info night taking place January 24!
•  St. Francis School Raises Over $2000 for Ronald McDonald House!
•  St. Benedict Students donate more than 1500 toys to Salvation Army!
•  Students spread joy and cheer with cards to celebrate Advent!
•  Immaculate Cougars raise 1500 cans for St. Vincent de Paul!
•  Coding Crusader saves the day and brings students some coding fun!
•  Tuesday December 12 - Transportation Cancelled!
•  Students Shop with a Cop to foster positive community relationships!
•  Chair and Vice-Chair Re-Elected!
•  St. Charles Students Explore Social Skills for Success by LDAS!
•  Grade 7 and 8 students craft and send Christmas cards for Noah!
•  Students receive special visit from local miner and book author!

 
  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved