Students of Botha School show off the toys they made

Botha School students fundraise for Animal Haven Rescue League

Botha students utilized their time and skills to make animal toys and sold them at the school's Christmas concert to raise funds...

Botha students utilized their time and skills to make animal toys and sold them at the school’s Christmas concert to raise funds for Animal Haven Rescue League (AHRL).

The four students of grades 5-6 made 20 toys, raising $93.

“Our grades 5-6 students have scheduled time where they are free to undertake projects they like under Career and Technologies Foundations curriculum,” said Principal Mike Flieger. “Aided by our Makers’ Space which equips them and gives them access to a wide range of materials, such as fabric, wood and other materials, they were able to create some toys.”

According to Flieger, the emphasis in this class is making plans, working in groups, and revising plans as they go about their process.

“The four students, Hannah Winter, Haylee Weatherly, Jennifer Hoekstra and Bella Cook decided that they would like to organize a fundraiser of some sort,” Flieger added. “After some brainstorming, with all of them being animal lovers, they settled on fundraising for the AHRL.”

Flieger explained that the girls looked up a range of designs for braided animal toys, and using donated macramet yard, made some very impressive ones.

“Quite frankly it was a laborious process, but in the end they were all well done and one could see from the multiple braids the amount of work the students had put in,” Flieger added. “The girls are in the process of arranging a time in which to submit their donation to AHRL and that should happen shortly.”

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