WE Day

On Tuesday, September 29th, students in Division 8 watched part of the first ever Vancouver WE Day. It was broadcast live from BC Place. Have you ever heard of We Day, or the Me to We organization? It is powerful message about coming together as a planet to fight global issues. This organization is trying to empower the youth of today with the skills they need to become influential citizens for change. Our students listened to Jane Goodall, Marc and Craig Kielburger (the founders of Me to We and Free the Children), the Dalai Lama, Jason Mraz, and many other people deliver powerful messages of hope and change.

Queensborough Middle School also had a group of grade 8 students who attended this event. They were accompanied by Ms. Dhaliwal and Mrs. Farris, our principal. I can’t wait to hear their stories.

In our classroom, we will be looking at how the whole Me to We movement began, and we will be brainstorming ways that students in our class can make a positive difference in the classroom, the school, their community, their country, and to the world. We hope that by changing the focus of our students from ME (themselves) to WE (their community and the world) that we can teach this generation that they CAN make a change in the world, even if it’s a small one.

We hope that parents will sit down with their children over the coming months and talk about some of the issues (both global and local) that are affecting the world, and try to come up with ways to make changes. We will be doing this all year in our classroom.

Let’s change this so called ME generation into the WE generation!!

Mrs. Skye

Be the change you want to see in the world – Gandhi

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