Staff and students from more than 30 TLDSB schools joined thousands more at today’s We Day event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
Founded by Craig and Marc Kielburger, We Day is a movement about “empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative called We Act, which offers curricular resources, campaigns and materials to help turn the day’s inspiration into sustained activation.”
Students from Rolling Hills Public School were invited to attend the Evening of Champions ceremony the night before, where Grace Ender received the The Governor General’s Caring Citizen Award. This is the second year that Rolling Hills has been recognized for their efforts. Spearheaded by teachers Abbie Wright and Jason Veley, the Making a Difference (MAD) Crew has raised $10,000 to build a school in Kenya last year.
“Rolling Hills has a large emphasis on service learning and has raised well over $135 000 for Free the Children over the past 12 or 13 years in addition to other organizations we support such as Terry Fox, the local food banks and other local and global charities.” ~ Sheila Shauf, Principal
We Day performances and presentations continued throughout the day. Check out the excitement on Twitter at the hashtags #TLDSBWeDay and #MuskokaWeDay, or view the Storify below.