Elementary school students in the town of MacGregor are making a substantial difference in their community.

They're currently a number of students that makeup MacGregor Elementary School's Student Council\Peer Leader Group. Tammy Wotton, a Resource Teacher who works directly with the group, says that this group of students is highly motivated to represent their school in the best fashion they can.

"We have a really eager group of students who want to be leaders and role models in our school and the community."

Wotton shares that the leaders have already done some tremendous work in the early stages of the school year by collecting winter outerwear for the 'Koats for Kids' initiative and a 'Scare Away Hunger' food drive.

"They made daily announcements on our PA system, made posters and went from classroom to classroom to encourage other students to bring in non-perishable food items and gently-used winter clothing."

The Resource Teacher adds that the kids went the extra mile by not only accepting donations at school but also going door to door and asking for non-perishables.

"I guess you could say they went trick or treating for a good cause," says Wotton proudly.

As for her involvement in the group, Wotton, who has been at the school for two decades, says participating in the leadership program is one of the favourite parts of her job.

"It's just a really great feeling, and I'm really proud to be a member of this team and to be working with these students."

File Photo.MacGregor Elementary School

Wotton notes that you can expect to hear about many great things from these students and what they will accomplish in the coming years.

"I look forward to a great school year and seeing the leadership team continue doing wonderful things in our school and the community."

The students concluded the campaigns by bringing in six garage bags of winter clothing for the Koats for Kids initiative and twelve reusable grocery bags of food items for the Scare Away Hunger food drive.