Langruth students ‘pull’ for Terry


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Students at Langruth Elementary School (LES) were challenged by the principal to pull a full-size school bus to show support for Terry Fox and cancer research.

The students at LES have been raising money and participated in the National School Run on Sept. 28, which took the whole school and many community members on their annual run in honor of Terry Fox. The students, staff and community members then celebrated with a fundraising BBQ at the school.

The students spent time decorating a school bus to raise awareness for Terry Fox. Each class was challenged to pull the bus down the highway. The RCMP and local fire department assisted with closing a portion of the road for the students to pull the bus through town.

Each class was able to pull the bus and showed tremendous teamwork in doing so. Students were cheering and gaining community support and awareness of the legacy of Terry Fox.  The small school with a big heart was able to raise over $1,000.

LES’ principal, Steven Williams, is very pleased with the students and the community involvement in such a worthwhile cause. “Cancer has affected so many people, and it doesn’t matter who you are.”