Service Learning from the Recipient’s Point of View
Some recent projects and drives have made their way out into the community – Bishop’s students have raised spirits in a variety of ways!
Ninth-graders spent time in their advisory periods writing letters to essential workers and drawing messages. Bela Gowda ’24 then placed the greetings into food bags provided by her family for a program called Operation Nourish and delivered them to local hospitals.
Kid-By-Kid Students from all grade levels participated in a fall school supply donation drive that Daxton Gutekunst ’23 and members of that virtual tutoring club assembled in time for a Halloween treat. The students were thrilled to finally meet their online friends in person (but at a proper social distance)! Watch their video here.
Beanies for Healing Little Heroes
Once the CSI members affixed the superhero patches to the beanies made by Bishop’s advisory groups, it was time for senior Austin Yang and alumni Nathan Wu ’19 and Daniel Ardjmand ’19 to summon their alter-egos for special delivery to these young cancer patients. Austin says, “Over the course of the last year, we knitted approximately 75 beanies for children who had lost their hair from chemotherapy.” For one patient, their visit was a birthday surprise. Austin adds, “We spent time playing with the kids and gifting them the beanies that we knit. In the future, there will be more opportunities for us to drop more beanies off to more children!”
Middle School Thanksgiving Food Drive
As an offering for our Thanksgiving Chapel, each middle school advisory donated food items for a Thanksgiving Meal Kit to benefit a program of Episcopal Community Services. The kits were assembled and delivered to the chapel on Nov. 18.
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.