Stratford Elementary

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Stratford Elementary is located in a growing community just outside of Charlottetown, PEI. Our student population is diverse, we welcome new students from around the world. Our school is a place where students can participate in a variety of activities. Students at our school value our school community and enjoy new learning opportunities.

 

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Two classes at our school exchange letters with Michaka Primary in Kenya. Attached is a picture of our pen pals. This letter exchange is facilitated by Farmers Helping Farmers. The organization connects a Canadian school to a school in Kenya. Our students also fundraise to help our penpals with essentials such as water. This activity links to global citizenship as it creates an awareness of a different part of the world. It also encourages our students to fundraise and make a difference by providing water and other essentials to our penpals. Much of what we can help provide to them, we take for granted here.

Two classes at our school exchange letters with Michaka Primary in Kenya. Attached is a picture of our pen pals. This letter exchange is facilitated by Farmers Helping Farmers. The organization connects a Canadian school to a school in Kenya. Our students also fundraise to help our penpals with essentials such as water.

This activity links to global citizenship as it creates an awareness of a different part of the world. It also encourages our students to fundraise and make a difference by providing water and other essentials to our penpals. Much of what we can help provide to them, we take for granted here.

Classes created valentines for veterans. Students in grade four classes made homemade valentines to be delivered to veterans at local nursing homes.  This activity connects to Global Citizenship as it teaches students about veterans in our community and encourages students to reach out to those who may be alone or need  a bit of extra love from time to time. It is also a way to learn about veterans and what they have sacrificed for our freedom. It is a way to recognize and show gratitude. See CBC PEI coverage HERE!

Classes created valentines for veterans. Students in grade four classes made homemade valentines to be delivered to veterans at local nursing homes. 

This activity connects to Global Citizenship as it teaches students about veterans in our community and encourages students to reach out to those who may be alone or need  a bit of extra love from time to time. It is also a way to learn about veterans and what they have sacrificed for our freedom. It is a way to recognize and show gratitude.

See CBC PEI coverage HERE!

Random Acts of Kindness. Mme Mireille's class created a kindness campaign in our school. This was to bring awareness to mental illness and how a small act can make a big difference in someone's day and life. The students left positive notes around the school and carried out other acts that put smiles on many faces! The picture is of the mural the class created "Kindness helps Love Float" A small act of kindness can make a big difference!

Random Acts of Kindness. Mme Mireille's class created a kindness campaign in our school. This was to bring awareness to mental illness and how a small act can make a big difference in someone's day and life. The students left positive notes around the school and carried out other acts that put smiles on many faces! The picture is of the mural the class created "Kindness helps Love Float"

A small act of kindness can make a big difference!

Light up a Life. Students in Ms Connolly's and Mrs Ghiz's class wrote on lightbulbs something that someone has done for them, or does for them that helps to make their day. It also links to the idea that small acts can make a big difference in someone's life. We need to choose to be the light in someone's life and bring happiness to help spread it around the world! This connects to Global Citizenship because the students learn the difference between an action that can bring happiness vs an action that does not. Again, ties into small acts make a big difference in our school and our community.

Light up a Life. Students in Ms Connolly's and Mrs Ghiz's class wrote on lightbulbs something that someone has done for them, or does for them that helps to make their day. It also links to the idea that small acts can make a big difference in someone's life. We need to choose to be the light in someone's life and bring happiness to help spread it around the world!

This connects to Global Citizenship because the students learn the difference between an action that can bring happiness vs an action that does not. Again, ties into small acts make a big difference in our school and our community.

Our school participated in Pink shirt day. This day we all wear pink and encourage kindness towards others. We had three assemblies, one for each grade level, where local members of the RCMP discussed bullying and ways to avoid it. Students all received a bracelet with our school name and Stand Strong. Stand Together. This is to remind us that by coming together, we can make a difference and stop bullying from happening in our school and around the world. We discussed being empathetic and open to differences. This connects to Global Citizenship as it encourages our students to celebrate differences and stand together will everyone else in our school, not to segregate anyone.

Our school participated in Pink shirt day. This day we all wear pink and encourage kindness towards others. We had three assemblies, one for each grade level, where local members of the RCMP discussed bullying and ways to avoid it. Students all received a bracelet with our school name and Stand Strong. Stand Together. This is to remind us that by coming together, we can make a difference and stop bullying from happening in our school and around the world. We discussed being empathetic and open to differences.

This connects to Global Citizenship as it encourages our students to celebrate differences and stand together will everyone else in our school, not to segregate anyone.

On February, 27th we had Right to Play come and present to our school. The presentation brings awareness to other countries who may not have the same resources or luxurious we have in Canada. The organization talks about everybody's right to play. The presentation also talks about how play can be an important learning and teaching tool. We had a school wide assembly. In the coming months, 25 of our leadership students will be trained a junior leaders. They will run stations where games will be played to raise awareness about issues that affect students in other countries and how we raise awareness to help solve certain problems around the world and in our own communities. The Right to Play organization connects directly to global citizenship as it creates an awareness of different situations around the world and the importance of play.

On February, 27th we had Right to Play come and present to our school. The presentation brings awareness to other countries who may not have the same resources or luxurious we have in Canada. The organization talks about everybody's right to play. The presentation also talks about how play can be an important learning and teaching tool. We had a school wide assembly. In the coming months, 25 of our leadership students will be trained a junior leaders. They will run stations where games will be played to raise awareness about issues that affect students in other countries and how we raise awareness to help solve certain problems around the world and in our own communities.

The Right to Play organization connects directly to global citizenship as it creates an awareness of different situations around the world and the importance of play.

We had Leo Hann, the Act for Challenge Change representative come in and do a workshop with our students. He was Awesome! The students connected with him and he presented information on the United Nation goals in a way that was easy for our grade six students to understand. Our students participated in the workshop that opened up their eyes to other people around the world who were making a difference in their communities. It demonstrated that students just like themselves can make a difference. Our students learned about the United Nation sustainable goals and what small changes we can do to make a difference!

We had Leo Hann, the Act for Challenge Change representative come in and do a workshop with our students. He was Awesome! The students connected with him and he presented information on the United Nation goals in a way that was easy for our grade six students to understand. Our students participated in the workshop that opened up their eyes to other people around the world who were making a difference in their communities. It demonstrated that students just like themselves can make a difference.

Our students learned about the United Nation sustainable goals and what small changes we can do to make a difference!

Act 4 Global Change Challenge is a great way to discuss global citizenship with students. The challenge links to curriculum outcomes and the activities are ones that bring our students closer. The challenge is sure to generate great discussions among our students and staff.