At CCCBSD, students, faculty and staff have been profoundly impacted by the tragedy of the Australian wildfires. As a community, we have engaged in a school-wide series of actions to raise awareness and promote fundraising to support the Australian people and animals. Across CCCBSD, efforts have been made to teach our students about this current event, instill a greater understanding of the unique culture and ecosystems of Australia, and to raise compassion for those impacted most directly by the fires.
The Australian project has been successful because of the contributions of so many caring faculty who ‘stepped up.’ Across our classrooms and corridors, teaching staff focused on raising awareness of Australia in ways that are appropriate for the students. We wish to thank everyone who participated.