Monday, July 27, 2015

Kind teacher's feat will warm students' feet

"Crumbs of Comfort" has now garnered 11,000 page views, including readers in Russia, China, Israel and India. Today's crumb comes from Australia, where 32-year-old Bri Dredge recently appeared on the TV show "Millionaire Hot Seat," a spin-off of the American program "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Dredge teaches at Youille Park Community College, which, despite its name, is really a K-8 primary school in Ballarat, Victoria.  Boys and girls in Ballarat endure long, cold winters, and after winning about $15,000 (US) on the program, she vowed to buy new leather shoes for every child in her school -- all 200 of them.

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She believes having dry, warm feet will help the students learn better, and apparently they agree. "I walked into school and every student in the whole school has given me a hug and said thank you," she said. "The look on their faces was worth all the money that I won."

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