W.L. McLeod Elementary School playground. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Local elementary school wins regional challenge

W.L. McLeod has won the Spirit of Healthy Kids Challenge

W.L. McLeod elementary school is going to be able to make a difference in the community, with a recent challenge they won.

The Vanderhoof school will be receiving $5,000, as they have won the Spirit of Healthy Kids Challenge.

For the purpose of the two-week challenge, the elementary school had to submit a proposal. They wanted to enhance their Back Pack program, “and make even better winter hampers for families who need a bit more,” Libby Hart, principal of the school said.

The Back Pack program works on providing food to families who need support.

READ MORE: Local elementary school a finalist for Spirit of Healthy Kids Regional Program

W.L. McLeod had been chosen in November last year, as one of six finalists in the region for the program.

The idea was to promote the importance of physical activity and reading; and to encourage healthy and philanthropic behaviours such as kindness, helping friends, family and the community at-large.

The two-week challenge concluded with a happy win for the local school.

Hart had told the Omineca Express last year, that the school’s proposal aimed to give more healthy options in their Back Pack program.

And now they will be able to.

Hart especially wanted to share this news with the community and was thankful for all the support the school was given.

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express


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