Sunday, September 23, 2018

Walkathon Raises Funds for Student Council Initiatives

Grade 5 students Rayanna Beach and Sophie Munn
Walkathons, are a great way to raise money for a charity, social cause and even sometimes schools. That is why Blackville School held a walkathon on September 20.

Students walked about 5 km to raise money for the high school student council. Already this year, improvements were made to the school through student council funds to make it more appealing, more functional and a little more modern.

For example, new durable and comfortable chairs were placed at regular hangout areas in the school.

Most students raised at least fifteen dollars or more and had a chance to enjoy an afternoon walk. Many students thought it was a great way to stretch their legs, as opposed to being in classes all day.

High School Student Union President Chloe Donovan felt it was well worth the effort. “Personally, I believe it was great way to bring spirit back into Blackville School for the beginning of the year,” she said.

Teacher and Student Council Advisor Tim Grattan was in charge of the walkathon. “It went well! We also raised a good sum of money for the school,” he remarked.

The event was well received with most of the students participating in the event, and many students are looking forward to the next one.

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Article by Jenna Coulter
Photos by Maggie Jardine and Cassidy Coughlan