West End Students Give Back for Red Nose Day

West End Students Give Back for Red Nose Day Photo
During the week of May 21, Theresa D’Amato’s fourth-grade class at West End Elementary School participated in lessons that focused on poverty and empathy while raising $273.20 for the Red Nose Day campaign to help end childhood poverty around the United States and world. 

Using the tools provided by the Red Nose Day campaign run by the charity Comic Relief Inc., the students watched videos and engaged in math and English Language Arts lessons that focused on the effects of childhood poverty. Students learned about how they could help others living in poverty in the United States and overseas and as a result, raised money for children in need by speaking to their family members about the cause and asking for donations. Many students even donated their own money which went straight to the Red Nose Day campaign through a local Walgreens store. On Red Nose Day on May 24, the students dressed in red and wore their red noses proudly. 

“I am so proud of how invested my students were in this project,” said D’Amato. “They were engaged in the lessons and really connected to the personal stories we heard about children living in poverty.”