Day of Service

On November 16, the Senior School boys volunteered at various charities around the GTA. Here is what some of the boys had to say about what they did: 
We made kits for kids at SickKids. It was great to give back to the community. I never realized how many kids there are at SickKids. I think they said over 2,000 or so. – Jack Dawson, Grade 9

We went to Vermont Square and helped decorate the place. It was really nice. You don’t really get an opportunity like that to talk to people who have had so much experience living. – Cian Bryson, Grade 9 

We boxed and sorted food at the Good Shepherd. It was really good teamwork and independence for us. It was also really eye-opening to see how many people come to that place and depend on it for food and shelter. – Nick Wooten-Smith, Grade 10 

We hung out and played games with the residents at the Revera Seniors’ home. I learned that there’s not much for seniors to do, how important it is to spend time with them. We made their day instantly better. – Colin Taylor, Grade 10 

We went to Kids Help Phone, organized promotional material and gave feedback on their website. It was cool to see the process they go through to help kids in need. They really provide an important service to help change someone’s life. – Will van Nostrand, Grade 11

We went to an old folks’ home. It gave me a different perspective on aging. – Carson Nisbeth, Grade 12 

We went to the Christie Refugee Centre, where we cleaned up their winter stuff, de-iced, shoveled their driveway, etc. It was really cool. We got a tour of the facility, got to see the introduction process for a refugee. It was really eye opening. – Russell Leung, Grade 12 

We went to an early learning centre to hang out with kids. We were split into two groups and my group was with kids ages JK to Grade 5. We went to Christie Pits and played in the snow – made snowmen and threw snowballs. The kids are really amazing. I’d like to go back there on a PA Day and spend more time with them.– Daniel Raymond, Grade 12