Grade one students at Win Ferguson got a wonderful Christmas surprise, while learning about being kind.
Shell Scotford's fuelling kindness campaign helped students get out in the community and fulfill acts of kindness in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Edmonton.
“They came and brain stormed with the kids some ways they could spread kindness this Christmas season,” said grade one teacher, Nadine Silveira.
She said students came up with ideas such as handing out teddy bears, giving free high fives, drawing pictures for friends, buying someone a house or car, handing out hot chocolate and more.
Shell then took these ideas and made them a reality for the students.
The students were taken on two separate road trips to conduct random acts of kindness. They travelled to Sherwood Park on November 21. Then to Edmonton on November 22.
At the Strathcona County Library they handed out teddy bears and set up a hot chocolate stand.
“The next day was into Edmonton and it was a whirlwind amazing day,” noted Silveira.
They stopped at the Humane Society, downtown Edmonton and came back to Fort Saskatchewan to hand out cookies to fire fighters.
“I think that the main thing that they took from this, is just how the littlest things can be acts of kindness and what a difference they’ve been making in the lives of others,” she added.
While students were out, Shell employees transformed the classroom into a winter wonderland.
This was all done through Shell’s fuelling kindness campaign. Shell also made a video of the whole experience, which can be found here.