Student praised for keeping ears and hands warm
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Christopher Colombe is seen with four bags of hats and mitts that he purchased for students at Stephenville Primary School for the need for warm clothes arises.
STEPHENVILLE — If you’re a student at Stephenville Primary School, you need not worry about having cold ears or hands this winter thanks to a very caring student at the school.
Christopher Colombe, who is eight years old and in Grade 3, came up with an idea that stemmed from a lesson he learned in school about a squirrel hoarding away nuts for the winter, then helping other animals when in need.
He discussed applying this idea to real life with his parents, Crystal and Chris Colombe and told them how he would like to do something nice at the school.
Christopher then went off and discussed his idea of purchasing hats and gloves for those who needed them at the school with his principal Gerald Morgan.
Like the squirrel’s nuts, he planned to hoard away some hats and gloves for later.
Morgan thought it was a great idea and Christopher took money he received for his birthday and went out an purchased 60 hats and gloves for the school in his first installment.
This all started back in October and he has not stopped there and is now after purchasing hundreds of those items from money he makes doing odd jobs for family, friends and co-workers of his parents.
The hats and gloves are left in the office of the school for anyone who might need them or for someone who might forget or lose either of these items on any given day.
Back in October the school held a Three Bs Day, which focuses on being kind to yourself, to others and to the world.
Morgan said Christopher is always very involved in these types of initiatives and that he is a very kind and caring boy.
Mom Crystal, said she’s very proud of what Christopher has done and said that after their initial discussion he went out and did all of it on his own.
While Christopher is a little shy, he did say students and staff at the school seem to appreciate it and that makes him feel good.
“It was fun and I do like sharing,” he said.