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Ryerson Students Make Pouches for Baby Animals in Australia

January 27, 2020 – Ryerson Grade 3 students recently came together for a grade-wide project to help the baby animals orphaned and injured by the wildfires in Australia. Students constructed cloth pouches for the baby animals, helping with all steps from cutting the fabric to sewing the pouches together. Students also made cards for firefighters and animal rescuers working in Australia.  

Students each donated a dollar to purchase the fabric for the project and teachers and parents brought in sewing materials and sewing machines. Students made a total of 75 pouches, all of which will be delivered to Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital by February 1, 2020 and then shipped overseas. 

The project – while also timely – ties in with the Grade 3 Biome and Adaptions Unit

Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
3rd grade student using a sewing machine to make pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia
Ryerson 3rd graders made pouches for animals in Australia