Bessborough School

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Bessborough School is a K-8 school located in Moncton, NB. Our school is very well known for it's community involvement. From fundraising for local charities, and supporting local causes, to encouraging random acts of kindness, there is nothing these students can't do!

 

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We were off to a rough start as half of the past two weeks we have been closed thanks to weather! But, we are finally up and running. We have a very active community so we decided to start off simple with a letter home describing the Act4GlobalChange and the different events we have planned for our school. This activity informs parents that the students are learning about thinking globally at school, with the goal of empowering Elementary students to become global citizens. Knowing that this is a very broad goal our school decided to focus primarily on Climate Change and how reducing waste at school and home can have a positive impact on the whole world.

We were off to a rough start as half of the past two weeks we have been closed thanks to weather! But, we are finally up and running. We have a very active community so we decided to start off simple with a letter home describing the Act4GlobalChange and the different events we have planned for our school.

This activity informs parents that the students are learning about thinking globally at school, with the goal of empowering Elementary students to become global citizens. Knowing that this is a very broad goal our school decided to focus primarily on Climate Change and how reducing waste at school and home can have a positive impact on the whole world.


The first full week of February we got our campaign up and running with our morning announcements. Each morning we included a fact about the Act4GlobalChange program and reminded staff and students to think globally this month.

This activity served as a daily reminder to staff and students to think globally and to remember to participate in our upcoming activities this month, such as, informing your parents, signing the pledge sheet, recycling, and many more activities.

We decided to make a commitment to being active global citizens by pledging to make the world a better place. Each student took home a pledge sheet and decided with their family what commitment they would like to make to change the world. Their options included; choosing local products, recycling, and donating used clothing/items. The grade four class then collected and counted the pledge sheets for the school. This is a great activity that empowers our students to think of small things they can do to make a big difference in the world.

We decided to make a commitment to being active global citizens by pledging to make the world a better place. Each student took home a pledge sheet and decided with their family what commitment they would like to make to change the world. Their options included; choosing local products, recycling, and donating used clothing/items. The grade four class then collected and counted the pledge sheets for the school.

This is a great activity that empowers our students to think of small things they can do to make a big difference in the world.

After having to cancel twice due to weather, Bessborough School was happy to welcome the Act4GlobalChange, New Brunswick Youth Ambassador, Hajar Abdesamie. Hajar came and gave a presentation to our grades K to 3 classes on the Act4GlobalChange initiative. Hajar described for us the importance of global citizenship and gave examples of some activities other schools were doing to get involved. She also discussed climate change and it's connection to being a global citizen.

After having to cancel twice due to weather, Bessborough School was happy to welcome the Act4GlobalChange, New Brunswick Youth Ambassador, Hajar Abdesamie. Hajar came and gave a presentation to our grades K to 3 classes on the Act4GlobalChange initiative.

Hajar described for us the importance of global citizenship and gave examples of some activities other schools were doing to get involved. She also discussed climate change and it's connection to being a global citizen.

This week, in keeping with our theme of climate change, we collected bottles and cans. The students wrote a note in their agenda and collected recyclables from their homes to bring back to the school. The proceeds were then donated to a school fund to help upgrade to more energy efficient technology. Recycling helps reduce waste, as does energy efficient technologies. The less waste we create, the more we are respecting the world and minimizing climate change.

This week, in keeping with our theme of climate change, we collected bottles and cans. The students wrote a note in their agenda and collected recyclables from their homes to bring back to the school. The proceeds were then donated to a school fund to help upgrade to more energy efficient technology.

Recycling helps reduce waste, as does energy efficient technologies. The less waste we create, the more we are respecting the world and minimizing climate change.


This week Bessborough Drama put on their semi-annual production, and in lieu of charging for tickets, we accepted donations of gently used items that we in turn donated to local charities.

Being a global citizen involves thinking of others in need. Donating gently used items helps provide for people in need, and it relates back to reducing waste.

Bessborough School participated in the Pink Shirt Campaign this past week in honor of anti-bullying. The students wore their pinks shirts and then student representatives tallied the total number of students participating. On Pink Shirt day you wear a shirt to raise awareness for anti-bullying. A big way to reduce bullying is accepting others for their differences. When you accept others from all around the world this helps make you a global citizen.

Bessborough School participated in the Pink Shirt Campaign this past week in honor of anti-bullying. The students wore their pinks shirts and then student representatives tallied the total number of students participating.

On Pink Shirt day you wear a shirt to raise awareness for anti-bullying. A big way to reduce bullying is accepting others for their differences. When you accept others from all around the world this helps make you a global citizen.


Bessborough School participates in Fresh Food Friday where the school gives local produce to the students to try, many for the first time.

When you purchase local products it reduces waste.


The Librarian, Mrs. Harris, met with the K to 2 classes and read them books about recycling. The students chatted with her about the things they could do in their community and shared different ideas as they read the stories.

Our goal was to focus on Climate Change and how recycling in your community has a global impact as we all share one Earth!


In Art class, Mrs. Smalley talked about using the Art Scrap Bin. Students know that this bin is a re-use system; good scraps go in, and are always up for grabs when students are finished their regular projects. We learnt that by conserving and re-using paper we help save lots of resources.  We discussed the life story of a piece of paper, and how it gets from tree to our hands in the art room.

This gave  our students a simple, real life example, of how they can conserve resources and help reduce waste. They already know, thanks to our campaign, that reducing waste helps make them global citizens!


We are very excited to join Act4GlobalChange and to use the same positive attitude we use locally, to learn new things about the world, and make a difference globally. Our Middle School Leadership students already work hard to make a global difference and we are excited to enable our Elementary students to do the same.