LINDSAY, ON – 12 schools in Trillium Lakelands District School Board have successfully applied to the province’s “Speak Up” project grants. Speak Up projects are intended to help students to engage both academically and socially by leading projects that they design and implement with the support of their learning community.

 “These grants are a wonderful opportunity for our students to take a leadership role in their school,” states Director of Education Larry Hope, “Participating in the process is also a powerful learning tool – from the application process through to evaluating and reporting project results.”

Three of the schools who applied for Speak Up grants have received funding for more than one project. Over $14,000 will be received between the twelve schools for projects that must be completed by the end of this school year.

“I am pleased that our students have this chance to let their voice be heard,” states school board Chairperson, Louise Clodd, “It is important for our board to know what matters to students and these projects indicate where our students’ priorities are.”

School Name

Project

 Grant Amount
Alexandra PS Building Skills and Bonds with Boys

$930

Central Senior Central Senior Student Leadership Transition Team

$1,000

Dr. George Hall PS Our Space

$993

Dunsford District ES Moving & Grooving

$1,000

FFSS Play it Forward

$1,000

Gravenhurst AETC Team-Building through Healthy Living Activities

$1,000

HHSS Acceptance Art Symposium

$975

HHSS Student Voice

$1,000

Jack Callaghan PS Books For Buddies

$700

Stopping Bullying in its Tracks

$1,000

Lady Mackenzie PS Boys Helping Boys

$1,000

Lady Mack on the Move

$1,000

LCVI Alliance Group

$1,000

Ridgewood PS Guy’s Night Out in Coby

$1,000

Ladies’ Night in Coby

$1,000

For more information about Speak Up and the Ministry of Education Student Voice initiatives please visit http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/projects.html .

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