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Local high school students made wreaths for hospice patients

A Grade 9 art class put their creativity and care into the special gifts

A group of Collingwood high school students and their teachers made sure the thought counted as they prepared special gifts before the holiday break. 

A Grade 9 class at Collingwood Collegiate Institute put their creative energy into making holiday wreaths that were delivered to Hospice Georgian Triangle before the break. 

The students were part of William Vancise's art class last semester, and the idea was supported by educational assistant Sarah Leggat, both of whom have run the holiday wreath program in the past, delivering the art projects previously to Pine Villa Retirement Home and the local hospice.

Leggat said she was inspired to start the program after students from Cameron Street Public School left a holiday arrangement on her doorstep as a random act of kindness.

"This initiative was an opportunity to teach the students about the importance of giving back to our community, especially during times of need," said Leggat. "The students thoroughly enjoyed this project and quickly immersed themselves in the creative process. They were eager to share their creativity as a way to give back to their community, and in doing so, they now have a strong understanding of the importance of giving. The wreaths were donated to Hospice Georgian Triangle and were displayed on patients’ doors during the holiday season."