CBC Ottawa News at 6 – Who Is NOBODY?

Who Is NOBODY? is featured on the 6pm news for CBC in Ottawa.

Nobody taught me to be a better person and to be proud of myself— Grade 5 Student

CBC’s Steven Fischer visits a grade 5 classroom at Queen Elizabeth Public School in the Ottawa Carlton District School Board. Students and teachers explain how this classroom based Character Education resource is having a impact on student’s and their community.

There are over 75 Who Is NOBODY? programs running in Ottawa schools.

Video at a Glance

School: Queen Elizabeth Public School
School Board: Ottawa Carlton District School Board
Grade: 5
Teacher: Bethany Pye
Some Who Is NOBODY? Projects completed by this class: The Salvation Army, CHEO (The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario); a pediatric health and research center that also trains doctors, nurses and other health care professionals).

While some schools start Who Is NOBODY? as an icebreaker at the start of the school year and others begin as late as April, Queen Elizabeth Public School started their Who Is NOBODY? kit in January.

As students complete their project a 3D attachment is added. Soon NOBODY is turned into a SOMEBODY. Each item represents a powerful experience; how every member of the class has used their interests to make a difference locally, nationally or internationally.

Students at Queen Elizabeth PS have made “SOMEBODY” their class mascot!

By helping others in a personally meaningful way, each participant builds respect for themselves and others. By applying the curriculum to real life experiences these grade 5 students explained that their outreach projects helped them think about what they wanted to do when they got older.

Steve Fischer remarks that NOBODY “won’t get much of a rest before it’s pressed into service again.”

This is such a great statement! We love hearing how other people describe Who Is NOBODY?

This video appeared on CBC News at 6 in Ottawa on June 17th 2011

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By | 2018-02-25T20:04:08+00:00 June 17th, 2011|Media, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board |0 Comments

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Who Is NOBODY? is a literacy-based bullying prevention program for Grades 1 – 12 that applies the curriculum to real-life experiences. Students build self-esteem by discovering their strengths and using them to help others.

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