Chesterbrook Academy students bring their collections to Extreme Motors employees on Wednesday. (photo by Zach Dietmeier/WJBC)
By Zach Dietmeier
BLOOMINGTON - 60 preschool students from Chesterbrook Academy used their super powers Wednesday morning to donate to the Clare House and B-104 holiday food drive.
The children and faculty members brought 1,265 pounds of food to the Extreme Motors location on Morissey Drive. Chesterbrook assistant principal Vikki Brack said the special theme of superheroes and stomping out hunger have been the focus this year.
"Usually in the past we have offered rewards to the class that collected the most," said Brack. "This year, we decided not to give awards and chose to have everyone give out of the goodness of their hearts. We figured if we dressed up as superheroes the kids would be more involved."
The preschoolers collected food all throughout the month of November.
"We've been so, so pumped about this," said Brack. "We do this every year, and the kids really get into it. We've been wearing our costumes since Halloween."
The superhero theme has been everywhere for the last month. Brack said cirriculum and story time have even incorporated the concepts.
"We started at Halloween, but it continued through the kick-off of the food drive," said Brack. "We handed out superhero stickers to the kids and had them draw superhero pictures and tell what superheroes meant to them."
Brack added that the goal has been to teach giving without expecting something in return.
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