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Dunnville Students Rally to Fix Historic Fountain

Written on May 6th, 2016

students at fountain

The grade three/four class at Dunnville Christian School is working to inspire their local community to fix the fountain in a local park.

[caption id=”attachment_13197” align=”alignleft” width=”300”]student presenting Students present to local Horticultural Society[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_13198” align=”alignleft” width=”300”]presentation board Student presentation board[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_13196” align=”alignleft” width=”300”]students presenting Students present to parents at school membership meeting[/caption]

The fountain in Centennial Park (across the road from the school) was created to celebrate Canada’s 100th birthday, but has been neglected for several years. As part of a Social Studies unit, students explored Dunnville’s history and the importance of water in the development of the area. The fountain’s side panels display that historical information, and students felt the fountain should be fixed to keep the history alive.

With the help of their teacher Margaret Kamping, the students prepared a slideshow and presented to members of the local Horticultural Society and to Haldimand County’s Community Partnership Liaison.  The grade three/four class was also invited to share their presentation at the school’s recent membership meeting. They invited various members of our local service clubs to attend.

The class has begun some fundraising initiatives, and have currently raised about $240 for the project. They have also received pledges from a number of local service clubs. The students are working with Dunnville’s Horticultural Society with the goal of rededicating the fountain for Canada’s 150th birthday.