Grade 8 students at Ramer Wood Public School in the York Region District School Board embraced the Who Is Nobody? program that was made available to them through the Rotary Club.
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Grade 8 students at Ramer Wood PS embraced the “Who is Nobody” program that was made available to them through the Rotary Club. “Nobody,” who arrived in September as a featureless, denim doll was taken home with one student each week who then had to perform good works that would benefit people, animals or the environment. Some examples of the good deeds included a student who cleaned up a neighbouring park, students who contributed to relief efforts in Haiti or who donated clothes to the needy or money to worthy causes. With each good deed, the students were asked to affix to the doll an accessory that was reminiscent of the good work they had done.
Throughout the year, “Nobody” gained clothes, sunglasses, shoes and a bandana while students gained a sense of purpose. As the students gave presentations outlining their good deeds, every member of the class realized that “everybody” was “somebody.”
This article was published in the Leading Edge Newsletter on June 25th 2010
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.