I learned that you can always help people. You can always do some good in the world— Ryan Simmons, grade 5 student
Lester B Pearson Public School in the York Region District School Board is featured on Rogers Daytime TV – in York Region.
Teacher Brigid Duggan and grade 5 students David Townshend and Ryan Simmons describe how their NOBODY is becoming a SOMEBODY by going out into the local community and building character, empathy and respect from their peers.
Video at a Glance
School: Lester B Pearson Public School School Board: York Region District School Board Grade: 5 Teacher: Brigid Duggan Some Who Is NOBODY? Projects completed by this class: Sick Kids Hospital, Aurora Animal Shelter
Bridget Brigid Duggan has participated in Who Is NOBODY? for 5 years. She is a teacher at Lester B Pearson Public School in Aurora, part of the York Region District School Board.
“I really strongly believe in Character Education. Teaching empathy and respect … The program is just incredible.” – Brigid Duggan, teacher
“I made a donation to the Sick Kids Hospital for my birthday. I asked all my friends to donate [instead of giving gifts to me].” – David, student participating in Who Is NOBODY?
“Our job as educators isn’t just to teach students. It’s also to teach them to be good people in society. My hope with this program is that they’ll take this experience with them. When people do good things for others, they feel good about themselves.” – Brigid Duggan, teacher
“This program is the most memorable experience for my students each year.” – Brigid Duggan, teacher
“The initiative the students take is incredible. They blow me away with the ideas they come up with. And the time and effort that goes into their project.” – Brigid Duggan, teacher
“It shows that everyone can contribute.” – Daytime presenter
I learned that you can always help people. You can always do some good in the world. – Ryan, student participating in Who Is NOBODY?
“Empathy is important to teach at a young age. Putting yourself in somebody else’s shoes. Students realize through the program how lucky they are … They felt that they can’t make a difference. But [through this program they learned] they can make a huge difference in society.” – Brigid Duggan, teacher
“I learned that there are lots of people who need help … and animals and the environmental causes who need help too.” – David, student participating in Who Is NOBODY?
This video appeared on Rogers Daytime TV – in York February 18th 2009
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.