April 12, 2017 – Westwood Intermediate’s student council organizes a global project each year to bring awareness to a global issue. This year’s project was about bringing clean water to countries in need.
“It was a great service project and once again, Westwood students stepped up to the plate to raise funds and bring awareness to an important issue,” said Tracy Liedl, the student council advisor.
Each day, student council representatives created Flipgrid videos for their peers to watch about giving the gift of clean water. Each classroom participated in the campaign “Small Change, Big Impact,” where students brought in change to donate. The team with the most change collected received a special theme day. The 4A team had the most change collected at $445.94 and will be having a game day in the near future as their celebration.
In total, the school collected $1,298.78 for the WE Organization’s water projects in Haiti. Teams also held a bottle flip challenge, where students competed to see who could toss a partially full water bottle in the air and have it land on its bottom quickest.
“It was a great way to show team spirit and to collaborate as a team to cheer for a friend and to bring our global project around full circle,” Liedl said.