Third-grade students at Cayman International School raised funds for the Feed our Future charity in December while learning about healthy food choices at the same time.
Feed our Future is a Cayman Islands–based registered charity
that provides lunches to hungry school children whose families can’t afford them.
The third-grade classes visited the Wednesday Camana Bay Farmers & Artisans Market, where they manned a booth to explain Feed our Future to people and solicit donations for the charity.
The CIS students took turns in the booth while teachers and parent volunteers took small groups of their classmates on tours of the market, where they visited farmers’ booths to learn about the various fruits and vegetables they sold.
Third-grade teacher Lee-Ann Corin said students in each of the grades at CIS undertake service-learning initiatives.
“It just so happens that [our service-learning initiative] tied in well with Feed our Future and the Farmers Market as ‘making healthy choices’ is an integral part of the science curriculum for third grade,” she said.
In addition to soliciting donations on the Paseo on Wednesdays, the students also raised funds with a healthy bake sale and a fruit and snack sale. They also performed a play called “The Magic Banana” about children who eat only candy, but learn to enjoy fruit and vegetables, with the $2 admission price benefiting Feed our Future.