Expressions of Kindness and Thanks from St. Ursula Students

As part of a school-wide Lenten initiative, the FDK students at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham have been praying daily for their family members and friends.  In addition, they are sharing acts of kindness towards each other and the community.

Students in the FDK class at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham present their artwork to a member of the Chatham-Kent Police Service
Students in the FDK class at St. Ursula Catholic School in Chatham present their artwork to a member of the Chatham-Kent Police Service

“Through classroom discussions, the students have named several community helpers that they wished to thank for all that they do for our community every day,” says Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Ursula Catholic School.

Each week through Lent, the students are creating beautiful art pieces that will then be presented to various community services personnel.  Last week, coloured pictures and painted rocks displaying special messages were presented to Chatham-Kent Police Service.  Next week the students will prepare artwork and messages for Chatham-Kent EMS personnel. 

Some of their painted rocks with messages of kindness
Some of their painted rocks with messages of kindness

“The students are excited to share their creative work and their expressions of kindness,” says Mrs. Gibson.  “As one student put it, ‘this will make them happy!’”