In recognition of the hard work of healthcare professionals in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Windsor Secondary’s Social Justice class invited elementary students from across the North Shore to join them in a card-making campaign.

Students in the Social Justice class (grades 11 and 12) pitched the card-making campaign idea in late February. Elementary schools were contacted just before Spring Break, and the response was overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic.

In addition students from the Windsor Family of Schools (Blueridge, Lynnmour, Seymour Heights), students from Cove Cliff, Dorothy Lynas and Sherwood Park were eager to participate. Students outside the North Vancouver School District, including neighbouring Kenneth Gordon Maplewood Elementary and Westcot Elementary from West Vancouver, also supported the initiative.

In a matter of weeks, over 1,000 cards were created for healthcare professionals! Cards were distributed during the month of April to a long list of medical clinics and care homes on the North Shore, as well as Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency.

This story, ​by Shawn Myers, a teacher at Windsor Secondary, has been reproduced with permission from School District 44 (North Vancouver). The original posting can be found here.