Oliver Middle School students deliver homemade dog treats to local shelter

By on November 28, 2016
Left to right: Alexander Paul, Nicholas Hinkley, John Rounseville, Zachary Durney and Timothy Kemp deliver homemade dog treats to the Hamlin Dog Shelter. Provided photo

Left to right: Alexander Paul, Nicholas Hinkley, John Rounseville, Zachary Durney and Timothy Kemp deliver homemade dog treats to the Hamlin Dog Shelter. Provided photo

A group of Brockport Oliver Middle School students put their baking skills in action on November 8 to prepare special dog treats for a local animal shelter. Students in Kathy Rhoades Family and Consumer Science class carefully measured ingredients, rolled out dough and used cookie cutters to create 18 dozen dog biscuits.

The students enjoyed the baking project and took pride in knowing they were doing a good deed. Additionally, they learned about proper animal care and the needs of all living things.

The students, Zachary Durney, Nicholas Hinkley, Timothy Kemp, Alexander Paul and John Rounseville, said the next phase of the project was their favorite part. They boarded the school bus on November 21 to hand deliver more than 200 treats to the Craig A. Goodrich Hamlin Dog Shelter. When they arrived at the shelter, the group had the opportunity to feed some of the treats to the eager dogs.

“Activities such as these are wonderful learning experiences for our students,” said teacher Kathy Rhoades. “In addition to practicing kitchen skills, they get to experience first-hand the joy of giving back.”

The students also got to meet a litter of tail-wagging puppies and play with the shelter cat during their visit.

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