The Nobody Doll – Humane Society of Durham Region

John Dryden PS - Durham District School Board - Who Is NOBODY?

Jocelyn, is a grade 2 student at John Dryden Public School in the Durham District School Board who raised money for the Humane Society of Durham Region as part of her Who Is NOBODY? project.

Below is an article that appeared in the Humane Society of Durham Region website, documenting her visit!

School kids are learning a lot about themselves from a denim doll with an identity crisis.

John Dryden PS - Durham District School Board - Who Is NOBODY?The “Who is NOBODY” program is a pilot project now underway in a total of six classes in three different Whitby schools thanks to a donation from local Rotary Clubs.

It begins with a mysterious box delivered by the school principal. Marked, “To everybody from Nobody,” the box contains Nobody, a faceless denim doll.

When Nobody arrived at the schools in the fall it was a plain blue denim doll without any character.

For the rest of the school year, students must help Nobody, become somebody by using their interests and abilities to help others. Each week a student had a turn to take the doll home for a week. When the doll was at home, they had an opportunity to add something to it that represented the project that they had worked on that demonstrated their way to be kind to living things.

John Dryden PS - Durham District School Board - Who Is NOBODY?By June Nobody had become a Somebody.

Jocelyn Guyett’s Nobody Doll is on it’s way to be a Somebody,

7 year old Jocely is a student of John Dryden Public School. Jocelyn’s hard work, dedication and the help from her 3 year old sister Elia was able to gather donations that will help our animals in need! Waggs and Purrs to you Jocelyn!

This article was published on the Humane Society of Durham Region website on February 2nd 2009

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By | 2018-02-25T04:46:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2009|Blog, Durham 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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