West Oak Public School students learn how Who Is NOBODY? is making a difference in their school.
Who Is NOBODY? is featured on Top of Mind with Jenette Caradonna on Take 21 TV in Toronto.
Who Is NOBODY? has given families a talking point to discuss being caring people— Mrs Homewood, teacher
Take 21 TV’s Jenette Caradonna visits a grade 1 classroom at West Oak Public School in the Halton District School Board. Students learn how to build empathy and respect by making NOBODY become SOMEBODY. Jenette also interviews the programs founder, Kelly Clark and discusses how she created this character education resource.
Video at a Glance
School: West Oak Public School School Board: Halton District School Board Grade: 1 Teacher: Mrs Homewood Some Who Is NOBODY? Projects completed by this class: Helping Spinal Muscular Atrophy
“This is the NOBODY doll. It looks simple but what it represents is far from it.” – Janette, reporter
“Colin is a grade 1 student. The NOBODY doll gave him a chance to honour his late brother Max, by running a 1 km marathon.” – Janette, reporter
“He wasn’t very stable. And then he died. I still have picture of him. We have a run called Miles for Max and we run to raise money for SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.” – Colin, grade 1 student
“Kelly was inspired to create an atmosphere in her classroom where kids were not afraid to be themselves or make mistakes.” – Janette, reporter
“I just found kids in my class had so much potential. But they were spending so much time trying to wear the right clothes or hang out with certain people. And I wanted them to focus their energy on who they are, what they’re interested in. And what’s inside them. And be able to explore that and share it with the class. So really they were sharing what makes them different. And using those differences to make a difference.” – Kelly, Director of Who Is NOBODY?
“My mom does pizza day. That’s why I was the first one to get NOBODY!” – Grade 1 student
“Who Is NOBODY? has given families a talking point to discuss being caring people.” – Grade 1 teacher
“It may start out as a NOBODY but at the end of the day this little denim doll is making the world a better place, one week at a time.” – Janette, reporter
This video appeared on Take 21 TVs – Top of Mind in Toronto on March 15th 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.