About 150 Grade 9 students enrolled in Religion class prepared and served an Easter dinner for about 100 people at the Inn of the Good Shepherd.
"Our students are putting their learning into action," says teacher Danielle Kells. "This is about stewardship and human dignity. The students are learning what it means to be the 'hands and feet of Christ' as we serve and care for those among us who need our help."
Myles Vanni, the Executive Director of the Inn of the Good Shepherd has been a guest speaker in class this term, to help students understand the impact of poverty in Sarnia and its primary causes.
The students have been raising funds to pay for the dinner and were involved in planning the menu and serving the food. They also worked with students in the school’s foods services program to prepare the dinner.
"Our students will be doing further research on this important topic," says Ms. Kells. "It's important that their discipleship doesn't end with the dinner; rather, that this experience instills in them a desire to serve the poor and vulnerable that they will carry into their adult lives."
In the photo above, St. Patrick's Catholic High School students are in the kitchen at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, helping to prepare dinner for about 100 people.