The school's close proximity to the local public works yard allowed Rama Central students to make a unique contribution to the community during the Black River flood of 2013. Our Librarian, Mrs. Torrey, made arrangements for classes from Grades 5-8 to take turns walking to public works to help bag sand for local homeowners whose properties were threatened by high water. We filled sand bags as a gym/DPA activity. Here are some pictures of our class in action (click to enlarge):
Our school's efforts to help prevent flooding were recognized in a Ramara Township media release (click to enlarge):
Rama Central students and Mrs. Torrey were interviewed at the public works yard by CTV News (click to view). The story about Rama Central's efforts begins at 6:20 into the broadcast:
Some of our Intermediate students were also pictured on the front page of the Orillia Packet and Times newspaper:
We are very proud of the way our students embraced the opportunity to assist others in the community who were coping with a very difficult situation.
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