Inside King's-Edgehill School

Making History with Heart

There is no question that years from now we will be looking back on the COVID-19 pandemic and remember where we were, what we did, and how we coped. We are history in the making. But will we be able to look back and say, “I made a positive difference for someone else during this time of isolation and restriction”? We would not just be making history but making history with heart. At the start of our distance learning, Mikaela Hinds wrote to me in an email, “The global pandemic is taking a toll on all of us and it doesn’t feel right to sit back and do nothing.”

zoom_news1343229_1349649She was moved to find some meaningful way to help others and was one of the first to respond to the call to be a peer tutor, to support a struggling student at a distance. She is making a positive change. Since then others have experienced the satisfaction that tutoring provides. Talk about a win-win scenario. Other students have turned to writing and have become pen pals with the challenged adults living at the King’s Meadow residence in Windsor.


Other groups of students have spent time creating beautiful “Cards of Caring” that are being delivered to nursing homes in Windsor and nearby Kentville. Orchard Court Nursing Home has also begun a Zoom virtual visitation programme so their elderly residents can spend quality time in “face-to-face” conversation with volunteers. Still other students are getting active outside by raking, weeding and gardening for neighbours in need. How wonderful.


Years from now, these students will remember less about how they felt, and more about how they made others feel under this pandemic cloud. Well done, volunteers!

This isn't the only example of KES students contributing positively to our wider community. There are many opportunities to have an impact at KES. Read more about our Student Volunteers.

Volunteering at KES