Carnival teaches Holy Name’s students about giving

by Sylene Argent

The grade seven class at Holy Name of Jesus Elementary School showed their leadership abilities last Thursday morning as they hosted a Christmas carnival in the school gymnasium.

The students in Mrs. Barb Gaspard’s grade seven class also guided the school’s younger pupils through the Christmas Carnival’s six stations, which included face painting, a visit with Santa, a hot chocolate and cookie cafe, games, and dancing to holiday-themed music.

“They are showing leadership and it is teaching the kids responsibility,” Gaspard said of her students’ role in hosting the holiday-themed event. “We are doing this for the spirit of Christmas.”

In addition, the grade seven students, Gaspard said, learned the holiday season in about giving, not receiving.

Next year, Gaspard hopes to have her class host this event again, but bigger and with an aim to fundraise for the annual grade eight trip to Muskoka.