Northview Junior High Students Stuff 1,100 Teddy Bears
In late November 2012, Middle Years Programme (MYP) students at North View Junior High (NVJH) were asked to bring the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile to life. The concept of Caring as part of the Learner Profile helps students to make a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. The Mother Bear Project does just that.
Judy Johnson started knitting bears when her children were students at NVJH. Her daughter has since moved on to high school and beyond, but Judy continues to knit bears for NVJH students to stuff and send to Africa. This is her way of staying connected to the school and to the students. As well as knitting 1,110 bears, Judy speaks to the MYP students about the importance of giving back to the community through being caring and providing service. As an after school community and service project, students gathered to stuff bear after bear after bear! It took two days after school with 70 students helping each afternoon.
The Mother Bear Project is a program dedicated to providing comfort and hope to children affected by HIV/AIDS in emerging nations. More information about the Mother Bear Project can be found here.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:34
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