Students at all metro area Catholic schools are busy celebrating their education this week, as part of Catholic Schools Week.
Students at Our Lady of Lourdes are collecting cans to donate to a food pantry at the end of the week. Collecting the cans is just half of the fun!
“All this week we're having a canned food drive, and each homeroom is making a sculpture of the cans and then all the cans will be donated to a food pantry,” said eighth grader, Julia Manganaro.
“Our whole seventh grade class, we did a rosary, where we went around the whole room, and we put beads on top of each can and it looked really cool.” said Katie Schmidt, also an eighth grader.
They also have many other activities planned like a staff and student volleyball game and spelling bee.
Students say it's important to celebrate this special week. “It's very different from other weeks because we actually do a lot more things, and we can have fun!” said eighth grader, Ivan Reyes.
“Wednesday we are going to Holy Cross to listen to a speaker, and then on Thursday the eighth graders are going to Cathedral for an eighth grade mass,” added Manganaro.
“As catholic schools we're a lot different from other schools, we have a lot more values, and this week is important to celebrate those values and how we really are a lot different from other schools,” said Schmidt.
All Catholic schools in the area are celebrating with different activities, many thought up by the student government. Many of the activities include food drives to benefit a local charity.