Character Spotlight: Brookside Public School

Cultivating Character - Avon Maitland District School Board - Who Is GREEN?

Who Is NOBODY? has been busy at Brookside Public School in the Avon Maitland District School Board.

Who Is GREEN? and Who Is NOBODY? is a literacy based character education program used at Brookside Public School, cultivating character in the Avon Maitland District School Board. This program builds on many character traits including amongst others Empathy, Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity and Compassion.

Read below to see how NOBODY is getting got at Brookside Public School.

At our school, we definitely have a variety of programs, events and curriculum connections to promote positive character attributes.

Our newest initiatives are the “Who is Nobody?” and “Who is Green?” programs.

These initiatives are a great way for our students and our community to learn respect for others and for the environment.

We have kits that contain faceless, plain dolls that come with a scrapbook. Each person can change the “Nobodys” into “Somebodys” by doing tasks that exhibit respect for others or green tasks. The Nobody from “Who is Nobody?” will start out in the Grade 2/3 classroom and the green Nobody will be shared with each class working on a specific green task every month throughout the school year.

These initiatives are a great way for our students and our community to learn respect for others and for the environment— Ocean Poels, grade 8 student

Then the class/student records the tasks in the scrapbook and decides what artifacts to attach to the Nobodys to make them Somebodys. Students learn that every person can make a difference in others’ lives and can help preserve our environment.

Every little effort to help adds up! We hope to get some media coverage of our efforts and we will put updates on our school website.

Watch for us!

Written by Ocean Poels

Grade 8 Student

This article was published on the Avon Maitland District School Board website in October 2010

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By |2018-02-24T23:24:30+00:00October 8th, 2010|Blog, Avon Maitland 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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