For a sixth year

Scrap metal to help foot travel bill

Spencer and Belmont students heading to Australia and New Zealand

This spring break, 40 students and parents are travelling to Australia and New Zealand with Spencer middle school teachers Christine DoSouto and Yvonne Clark.

They’re hoping scrap metal will help foot the bill.

To fundraise for the 15-day trip, the school is collecting everything from household appliances and stainless steel to copper and aluminum. Items can be dropped off anytime at the bin located outside the school, 1026 Goldstream Ave., until the end of February.

DoSouto and Clark have been taking students from Spencer and Belmont High on trips around the world for the last six years, “to provide students with a better understanding of the world and to see different cultures firsthand,” DoSouto says.

Past trips have included sojourns through Egypt, China, Costa Rica, Japan, Peru and Europe.

A drop-off bottle drive at Spencer will also take place Saturday, Jan. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, email DoSouto at cdosouto@sd62.bc.ca.

acowan@goldstreamgazette.com

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