‘The Mountain of Giving’ sits just inside Brookside Elementary in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

Brookside Elementary in Surrey creates ‘The Mountain of Giving’

Students and staff have created a six-foot-high pile of gifts near the front of the school

With Christmas around the corner, most elementary school kids are anxiously waiting and wondering ‘what might be under the tree?’

At Brookside Elementary in Newton, they’ve helped distract the kids from the excitement of Christmas morning by teaching students the value of giving.

So far this holiday season, the students have bought in and they are giving in spades. Students and staff have now created a mountain of gifts right inside their own school.

“Brookside Elementary is surging with Christmas Spirit,” said head clerk Rona Shelton in an email to the Now-Leader.

The entire school has been participating in a holiday food and toy drive during this holiday season, and they’ve literally created a mountain of gifts which they’ve named ‘The Mountain of Giving.’

Currently, ‘The Mountain of Giving’ stands at six feet tall, and it takes up an entire seating area near the front of the school.

The school is hosting a Christmas concert tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m., where they hope to see the mountain of gifts grow even further. After that, the gifts will be taken away on Thursday morning, with all of the items being donated to both Night Shade and a local Food Bank.



trevor.beggs@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook and follow Trevor on Twitter

Brookside ElementaryChristmas

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Each class has been tracking their process. (Submitted photo)

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Southridge students raise $5,600 for hospital meal program

GoFundMe campaign funds two months of meals at Peace Arch Hospital

Surrey kids get cooking during free SuperChefs camps pushed online by pandemic

‘Enthusiastic’ launch of program, which sees ingredient pickup at one local school

Court awards woman $143K for two Whalley rear-ender crashes, one by a bus

In both cases, Brigitte Bergeron’s vehicle was hit from behind while stopped at an intersection

Surrey RCMP searching for missing woman last seen in Crescent Beach

Milcah Kasomali-Chirumbwana last seen at 4:35 p.m. July 5 in the 12300-block of Beecher Street

Pubs accused of ‘negligently’ serving alcohol before Surrey traffic crash

The case concerns an Aug. 2, 2015 single-vehicle crash

Horrifying video shows near head-on collision on Trans Canada

The video was captured on dash cam along Highway 1

Fraser Valley woman complains of violent RCMP takedown during wellness check

Mounties respond that she was not co-operating during Mental Health Act apprehension

B.C. sees 12 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Three outbreaks exist in health-care settings

Lost dog swims Columbia River multiple times searching for home

The dog was missing from his Castlegar home for three days.

COVID-19: B.C. promotes video-activated services card

Mobile app allows easier video identity verification

ICBC to resume road tests in July with priority for rebookings, health-care workers

Tests have been on hold for four months due to COVID-19

Would you take a COVID-19 vaccine? Poll suggests most Canadians say yes

75 per cent of Canadians would agree to take a novel coronavirus vaccine

Abbotsford school vice-principal accused of getting Instagram ‘confessions’ page shut down

@A.S.S.S.Confessions page claims school officials contacted families to find out person behind page

Recreational chinook openings leave First Nations frustrated on the Lower Fraser

Limited recreational openings for chinook on the Chehalis and Chilliwack rivers being questioned

Most Read