Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Be One of a Kind!

Last Week (April 12 - April 16) Blackville School held their first annual "Be One of A Kind!" Week. The purpose of the week was to encourage students to make a difference and to develop empathy for others.
Classes in Kindergarten through Grade 12 participated in a number of events throughout the week. Some of the events included a food drive for the Miramichi Food Bank, Caught You Caring Campaign (where students who were randomly caught doing good deeds received a ballot that was entered for a draw for a movie pass), a positive message t-shirt design contest, and classroom lessons on kindness and making a difference.
The finale of the week was Pink Shirt Day in which students wore pink t-shirts to show that they agreed to take a stand against bullying. Many classes had 100% participation rates proving that Blackville School students can and do make a difference.
High School Student Council Executive Members Sylvia Donovan, Mitchell Donohue, Grace Coughlan, and Melita Urquhart get the food donations ready for the Miramichi Community Food Bank.