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Prince Edward PS Social Action

SCHOOL NEWS RELEASE           

Prince Edward Public School

949 Giles. E, Windsor

519-253-1119

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 1, 2019

Principal Teresa Iandolo

​Education in Action

- students act on classroom lesson -

A discussion in Mr. Windibank's Grade 6 classroom prompted one student and his best friend to try and do something about it.

Waleed Shammarez was inspired by the Global Issues section of their Social Studies class when they learned and talked about homelessness that he asked for permission to set up a school-wide drive to help people in need in our community.

Waleed and his friend, Ali Al Hakani researched shelters in Windsor and contacted the Downtown Mission to find out what they needed. Posters were created and put up in the school and the boys ended up exceeding their expectations in a collection of sleeping bags, adult winter clothing and blankets.

The proceeds of this drive will be delivered to the Downtown Mission on Monday, March 4th (time T.B.D.).

Based on what they have seen and learned in school, Ali says, "If we don't take action, then it's useless."

​For more information contact Principal Teresa Iandolo at 519-253-1119.