Arrow Heights Elementary students raised money through a sponsored silence for animals affected by the bushfires in Australia. (Photo, State Government of Victoria via AP)

Revelstoke students speak up through silence

Arrow Heights Elementary raised money for World Animal Protection

Paige Schultz

Grade 5, Arrow Heights Elementary

On Feb. 6 and 7 the Grade 5/6 class at Arrow Heights Elementary School organized a sponsored silence to raise money for the Australian wildfires.

We decided to raise money for the Australian wildfires because of how much the fires were affecting the animals people and wildlife.

READ MORE: Revelstokian sewing for Australia’s wildlife in wake of bushfires

We were shocked to learn that approximately 1 billion animals have died in the fires.

We also learned that the fires have destroyed around 63,000 square kilometres of Australia. That is larger than Nova Scotia!

We decided we had to do something to help, and our teacher Mrs. Thompson, gave us the idea to organize a sponsored silence. This meant that all the students and teachers had to learn and work in silence for a morning, afternoon, and for some kids, the whole day! This was not easy!

All of the classes at Arrow Heights participated in a sponsored silence, and it raised $1,000! The money is being sent to the charity World Animal Protection We hope that the money will help the animals who have been injured and the environment that has been burned.

READ MORE: Revelstokian fights fires in Australia



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Australia fires

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Second Vernon-area high school exposed to COVID-19

Kalamalka Secondary School staff, students urged to self-isolate if showing symptoms

MP Morrison touts non-partisan effort to provide relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

The federal government has announced a slew of economic initiatives for those impacted by the pandemic

Revelstoke students to remain home next week

The district said staff are preparing for learning opportunities for students from home

Snowstorm heading for Revelstoke

Up to 25 cm expected by Sunday

Revelstoke sticks with 6% property tax increase

‘It is much better to stay the course’

Trudeau announces 75% wage subsidy for small businesses amid COVID-19

This is up from the previously announced 10 per cent wage subsidy

World update, 9:30 p.m. March 27: Positive news in Korea as U.S. hits 100,000 cases

The United States now has the most coronavirus cases of any country in the world

VIDEO: Penguins roam empty halls of Vancouver Aquarium

COVID-19 has forced the Vancouver Aquarium to close access to guests – leaving room for its residents

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

67 more B.C. COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Vancouver region

Positive tests found in Surrey, Langley long-term care facilities

‘Now is not the time to bag that peak’: BCSAR manager discourages risky outdoor adventures

Call volumes are not going down, even as the COVID-19 pandemic persists

Food Banks BC already seeing surge in demand due to COVID-19 pandemic

Executive director Laura Lansink said they expect applications will keep increasing

Nanaimo couple caught aboard cruise ship with four dead and COVID-19 present

Four ‘older guests’ have died on Holland America’s Zaandam; cruise line confirms two COVID-19 cases

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen cancels April 2 meeting

Staff working to install videoconferencing system during COVID-19 pandemic

Most Read