The week for ELA
Every year we participate in the activity “Put on your tennis shoes and defeat this disease.” This is the slogan for ELA, the Association Européenne contre les Leucodystrophies.
“Put on your tennis shoes and defeat this disease.” This is the slogan for ELA, the Association Européenne contre les Leucodystrophies. Every year since 2009 the children at the school have joined with students from around the country to learn about this degenerative disease. The week starts with a spelling test for the third to fifth grade students and a discussion around the ramifications of this disease. At the end of the week, the whole school goes to the village track to see how many times they can run around it. Joseph, a child with Leukodystrophy, comes too. This is a moment of caring and sharing through monetary gifts to ELA so that more research can be done to fight this disease. It is also a time of solidarity when the whole school rallies around this important cause.