ORANGE >> Race Brook School families sponsored children for the Student Council’s annual collection of gifts for the Connecticut Education Association’s Holiday Bear Project.

Students collected the gifts from all the classrooms the first thing in the morning and during recess.

The project gave them the opportunity to show citizenship, responsibility and good will toward others.

From left, are Izzy C., Sophie C., Olivia B., Jenna K., Sarah G., Grace L., Lucci D. and Charlotte P.