Special to the Weekender
“Who is Nobody”, a character education program that teachers the importance of helping, sharing and understanding others is being used by two grade 5 teachers at North Gower-Marlborough Public School.
Glenn Marais, a Juno-nominated musician in conjunction with Kelly Clark, the creator of the ‘Who is Nobody’ program, wrote the theme song.
On Tuesday, May 13 Mr. Marais happened to be in Kemptville where he was the keynote speaker at Kemptville College. Always the educator and an excellent performer, Glenn took the time out of his busy schedule to swing by North Gower before heading home to Newmarket, Ontario.
Glenn performed a number of great songs for the children encouraging their active participation. He closed with his hit “Who is Nobody” as a solo, with the grade 5 students joining in the chorus.
It was a fantastic opportunity to share in the benefits of this program and to listen to a talented musician. Mr. Marais received a great round of applause and a card of appreciation presented by the students for a wonderful experience on short notice.
Rotarian Dave Palmer, from the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata, was on hand to take photographs and to extend his gratitude to the school for its participation in the ‘Who is Nobody’ program that is being sponsored by the Rotary Club. Mr. Palmer expressed his thanks to Glenn Marais for sharing his time and talent, the principal, Karen Deurloo and the two grade 5 teachers, Sarah Newman and Leslie Mott of North Gower-Marlborough Public School that were instrumental in making this great event happen.
This article was published in the The Ottawa South Weekender on 13th June 2008