5/28/20—During the COVID-19 school closures, Casey Sherriffs, the Entrepreneurial Lead at Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School (ECS) helped her 5th grade students carry out their class project in a reimagined and more generous way.
“We had purchased all the supplies in February and stored them in the science lab, and after March break the girls were going to produce their own bars of soap and had set up an online store to sell it to the ECS community online,” she explained. Since campus never reopened, the class decided to still make the soap but donate it instead.
Sherriffs assembled soap-making kits for students and staff, and everyone worked hard making 250 bars of soap to donate to area shelters.
In addition to their reconfigured soap project, Grades 1 and 2 students had planned an initiative that transformed into a way of giving to those less fortunate. The students were originally planning to do a toy swap shop where they could borrow from each other a new toy and bring it home on a biweekly basis. “The idea came from them trying to encourage people to stop buying so many plastic toys,” Sherriffs explained. With all the toys sitting unused at the school, the class made the decision to donate them to families in need.
These students have made a remarkable difference during an unprecedented time.