Wood­land walks for break­fast

Dildo school pro­motes healthy liv­ing

The Compass - - NEWS - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

The stu­dents and staff of Wood­land Ele­men­tary in Dildo pro­moted healthy eat­ing with its walk to break­fast on Oct. 18.

With the teach­ers, in­clud­ing prin­ci­pal Lor­raine Har­num, stop­ping traf­fic along Route 80 in the com­mu­nity, close to 200 stu­dents marched from the school to the end of Pump­house Road and back again.

As stu­dents walked along the gravel road, teach­ers made sure to point any hazards, such as pot­holes or sharp branches.

With a chill in the air, stu­dents made sure to pull their hats ex­tra tight and zip up their coats a lit­tle higher.

The an­nual Walk for Break­fast raises money for the school’s break­fast pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Kids Eat Smart Foun­da­tion.

Many schools in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion re­gion take part in the walk.

This year’s walk raised some $2,187 for Wood­land’s break­fast pro­gram from which stu­dents can re­ceive a meal ev­ery day be­fore school.

Stu­dents of Wood­land Ele­men­tary in Dildo took ad­van­tage of clear skies on Oct. 17 to hold a walk to break­fast. Stu­dents are: front (l-r) — Ash­ton Butt, Lan­don Keat­ing, Joshua Legge, Amy Hig­don, Ash­ton Reid, Ma­son Fowler, Han­nah Trainor, Rus­sell Har­num, Madi­son Os­bourne, Kyla Smith, Kylie Ge­orge and Ly­dia Strick­land; back — Kyla Rus­sell, Sam Hig­don, Lo­gan Reid, Alexan­dria Carnn, Ju­lia Reid Shalonda Cumby, Abi­gail Reid and Hope Har­num.

Pho­tos by Ni­cholas Mercer/The Com­pass

Wood­land stu­dents Kyla Rus­sell (left) and Alyssa Ride­out ap­pear to en­joy their walk down Pump­house Road.

Cupids na­tive Betty Whe­lan Burt (right) is seen chat­ting with Nick Crane, host of the BBC TWO pro­gram Coast, dur­ing a flag rais­ing in the com­mu­nity on Oct. 16. Betty at­tended a cer­e­mony in Lon­don in 2012 that cel­e­brated the 60th an­niver­sary (di­a­mond ju­bilee) of the coronation of Queen El­iz­a­beth II.

An­gelina Hef­ford (left) and Ciara Stead par­ti­ci­apted in the walk to break­fast at Wood­land Ele­men­tary on Oct. 18.

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