Beverly Glen Public School students weave milk-bag mats to help children around the world, and in Canada

News Jun 27, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

After months of collecting milk bags, and then hours folding, cutting and looping them, students who are part of Beverly Glen Junior Public School’s Eco-Club spent the afternoon of June 20 weaving the milk bags into mats and mattresses for people in places such as Africa, South America and even northern Canada.

The project was a tremendous learning experience not only for the club members, but for all students and staff as it represented an opportunity to help the environment by using milk bags in an effective way, and preventing them from ending up in a landfill. Just as importantly, it was an opportunity to help people who may not have beds to sleep in or chairs to sit on.

Students in the club were both surprised and saddened to learn that there are children in parts of our country, and of the world, who do not have beds in their homes or chairs in their classroom. They were excited about the possibility of making a difference in these children’s lives by providing comfort that is both durable and washable.

This inspired them to work their hardest during their first ever milk bag weaving session, and motivated them to continue collecting milk bags, making mats and mattresses to help others. During their first two-hour session, students and teachers were able to weave one mat and two small mattresses, all the while planning for what the goal will be for the next school year.

The project was also a true demonstration of community with milk bags coming in from many of the Beverly Glen families, and support and collaboration from the school administration and staff.

The Eco-Club students and teachers are particularly grateful and appreciative of the special instructions and guidance provided by the school’s new friend Juliet Vandenburg, who regularly takes part in similar weaving sessions in the Ajax area. From the first milk bags that were collected to the last knot made on the third mattress, students were reminded that by working together, they can achieve so much more.

Eco-Club members are now looking forward to the 2016 – 2017 school year where they hope to build their own weaving looms and create many more mats and mattresses for people right here in Canada and around the world.

If you would like to donate your milk bags to the school, please visit the school website at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/beverlyglen/Home.aspx for information.

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Beverly Glen Public School students weave milk-bag mats to help children around the world, and in Canada

News Jun 27, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

After months of collecting milk bags, and then hours folding, cutting and looping them, students who are part of Beverly Glen Junior Public School’s Eco-Club spent the afternoon of June 20 weaving the milk bags into mats and mattresses for people in places such as Africa, South America and even northern Canada.

The project was a tremendous learning experience not only for the club members, but for all students and staff as it represented an opportunity to help the environment by using milk bags in an effective way, and preventing them from ending up in a landfill. Just as importantly, it was an opportunity to help people who may not have beds to sleep in or chairs to sit on.

Students in the club were both surprised and saddened to learn that there are children in parts of our country, and of the world, who do not have beds in their homes or chairs in their classroom. They were excited about the possibility of making a difference in these children’s lives by providing comfort that is both durable and washable.

This inspired them to work their hardest during their first ever milk bag weaving session, and motivated them to continue collecting milk bags, making mats and mattresses to help others. During their first two-hour session, students and teachers were able to weave one mat and two small mattresses, all the while planning for what the goal will be for the next school year.

The project was also a true demonstration of community with milk bags coming in from many of the Beverly Glen families, and support and collaboration from the school administration and staff.

The Eco-Club students and teachers are particularly grateful and appreciative of the special instructions and guidance provided by the school’s new friend Juliet Vandenburg, who regularly takes part in similar weaving sessions in the Ajax area. From the first milk bags that were collected to the last knot made on the third mattress, students were reminded that by working together, they can achieve so much more.

Eco-Club members are now looking forward to the 2016 – 2017 school year where they hope to build their own weaving looms and create many more mats and mattresses for people right here in Canada and around the world.

If you would like to donate your milk bags to the school, please visit the school website at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/beverlyglen/Home.aspx for information.

If you have a story for insidetoronto.com, send it to us by visiting uReport at www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6699325-ureport-the-news-at-insidetoronto-com/

Beverly Glen Public School students weave milk-bag mats to help children around the world, and in Canada

News Jun 27, 2016 Scarborough Mirror

After months of collecting milk bags, and then hours folding, cutting and looping them, students who are part of Beverly Glen Junior Public School’s Eco-Club spent the afternoon of June 20 weaving the milk bags into mats and mattresses for people in places such as Africa, South America and even northern Canada.

The project was a tremendous learning experience not only for the club members, but for all students and staff as it represented an opportunity to help the environment by using milk bags in an effective way, and preventing them from ending up in a landfill. Just as importantly, it was an opportunity to help people who may not have beds to sleep in or chairs to sit on.

Students in the club were both surprised and saddened to learn that there are children in parts of our country, and of the world, who do not have beds in their homes or chairs in their classroom. They were excited about the possibility of making a difference in these children’s lives by providing comfort that is both durable and washable.

This inspired them to work their hardest during their first ever milk bag weaving session, and motivated them to continue collecting milk bags, making mats and mattresses to help others. During their first two-hour session, students and teachers were able to weave one mat and two small mattresses, all the while planning for what the goal will be for the next school year.

The project was also a true demonstration of community with milk bags coming in from many of the Beverly Glen families, and support and collaboration from the school administration and staff.

The Eco-Club students and teachers are particularly grateful and appreciative of the special instructions and guidance provided by the school’s new friend Juliet Vandenburg, who regularly takes part in similar weaving sessions in the Ajax area. From the first milk bags that were collected to the last knot made on the third mattress, students were reminded that by working together, they can achieve so much more.

Eco-Club members are now looking forward to the 2016 – 2017 school year where they hope to build their own weaving looms and create many more mats and mattresses for people right here in Canada and around the world.

If you would like to donate your milk bags to the school, please visit the school website at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/beverlyglen/Home.aspx for information.

If you have a story for insidetoronto.com, send it to us by visiting uReport at www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/6699325-ureport-the-news-at-insidetoronto-com/