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Stanley goes to Sochi

Written on February 14th, 2014

While many OACS schools are finding fun ways to celebrate the 2014 Winter Olympics, it’s arguable that the most creative response to this year’s Sochi Winter Games came out of Beacon Christian School (BCS) in St. Catharines.

It all began with Flat Stanley, a children’s book about a boy who is flattened by a bulletin board while sleeping. No wider than a piece of paper, Stanley can easily fit inside envelopes and travel to exotic places by way of the mail. After reading Flat Stanley, grade 1 and 2 classes at BCS decided to create and then mail out their own Flat Stanleys to a wide variety of destinations—including  the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics!

Stanley made it to Russia in one piece, thanks to a student at the school named Corey, who happened to know the mother of Canadian Olympic skater Kirsten Moore-Towers and requested that the pair take Stanley to this year’s Winter Games.

Pictures would suggest he’s having a great time …