Kids at Greentree School are are learning about Terry Fox and his journey across Canada. Grade two teacher Jacquie Kolm explained why she believes it's important to teach kids about Terry Fox.
"I think that knowing that he sacrificed, he did this for us, even though he himself was in pain and injured."
Along with learning about Terry's Marathon of Hope, students will learn interpersonal skills by teaming up with students in other grades during the school's Terry Fox Walk on Sept. 28.
"We're going to buddy up with different grade groups," explained Kolm. "So, put the older kids with the younger kids [to] make it a bit of a fun event, getting to know others in our school."
The school's events on Sept. 28 will feature activities along with a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation.
"We're going to all meet in the gym. Our new gym teacher and Associate Principal Mrs. Richardson has some cool warm-ups planned for us. And then we're going to go out and we're going to walk a loop around our community park."
Students are encouraged to participate in the "Toonies for Terry" campaign, where kids will bring in $2 towards the school's fundraising goal. This year's goal is $2,000.