We Day: Inspiration and Action
For the fourth year, students from Robert Andrews School will be attending We Day - a day of inspiration at the MTS Centre put on by Free the Children. A variety of presenters and performers inform students of issues around the world and inspire them to be the change. A group of twenty-four students has been selected to attend based on commitment to the group last year, grade level, application, and numerous other factors. Although not all applicants are able to attend the event, we have had an overwhelming response of dedicated world-changers this year! Anyone is welcome to join our committee and help us make a difference in our local and global community. We are very excited about the event, and the level of interest our students have shown in becoming the change they wish to see in the world!
We will be running our first local campaign the week of October 27, called We Scare Hunger. We'll be collecting non-perishable food items (canned goods, boxed pasta, cereals, etc.,) in homerooms all next week to send to a local shelter (likely Siloam Mission.) Some of the teachers will be challenging the students with an incentive in order to collect the most food that we can. For example, the Grade 8 teachers will be dressing as characters from the "Hunger Games" if we collect enough items to equal one per student in Grade 8. What an awesome way to combine school spirit, service learning, and global citizenship!