Collecting glasses for World Vision, performing plays about Global Warming and organizing a used blanket drive for the Humane Society – are just three examples of 25 community out-reach projects that will be carried out over one school year, while using a program called Who Is NOBODY? that is supported by local Rotary Clubs.
Students experience how helping others also helps themselves!
They will use a simple method to find their personal interests and abilities and then apply the curriculum (from six different subjects, including literacy) to real-life activities that exercise responsible citizenship, build character, help with career goals, build self-esteem and is also a preventative bullying strategy supporting Safe Schools Initiatives.
Posters, a 3-D collage and a colourful scrapbook with stories, pictures and photos documents each student’s efforts and captures this year-long project helping students take action locally, nationally and globally – exercising equality and celebrating diversity.
The program will be implemented by Stephanie Manderville, when a mysterious box arrives in her Grade 7 classroom at Stirling Sr. PS (HPEDSB) addressed:
Over 14 school boards across Ontario have been supported by over 25 Rotary Clubs who have donated Who Is NOBODY? Kits – a “Character-in-ACTION” Education Program, launched this school year.
The Who Is NOBODY? Program supports students in personal projects to donate time, materials, funds and raise awareness on important issues.
Principal Heather Rutherford and Rotarian Nic Carey were instrumental in connecting the donated kit with Teacher Stephanie Manderville, by organizing a Who Is NOBODY? Workshop at Stirling Sr. PS on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
Students realize that EVERYBODY is SOMEBODY!
For more information about running this program in your school or sponsoring a program, contact Kelly Clark at 416-597-2011 or http://www.whoisnobody.com
This article was published in the EMC Stirling Newspaper on February 22nd 2007