Dr. W.A. MacLeod Consolidated Goes Silent
April 28, 2017
Our school is participating in Free the Children’s “We are Silent” campaign.
We are going silent to show people that we care about other children who are not able to use their voices to speak up for their rights and freedoms.
April 28 is your chance to take action against this real problem.
Students who register to take part in this campaign promise to not talk from the time they receive their We are Silent sticker in homeroom until they leave at the end of the day. They will use their silence to show they care about other people in our world and local community. They will receive a participation sticker to wear on April 28 to show their teachers that they are participating and exempt from discussion. Participating students may use a small whiteboard or paper to communicate, but not their voice.
Registration for students in Grades 7 and 8 will take place April 12 to 13 in Mrs. Fulton’s Room. If you register, you are committing to collecting at least $5 in pledges.
Once registered, students will receive an information letter and pledge form on April 20. Students are encouraged to ask family and friends to support their silence by giving a monetary donation. Fundraising will take place from April 20 to April 27.
Students in Primary to Grade 6 are invited to also go silent on April 28. Classroom teachers will choose a time during the day that works best for them and will choose a length of time that is “doable” for the age of their students. The students will receive a sticker to put on at the beginning of their silence to honour their participation. Students in P-6 are encouraged to bring in a toonie or loonie as a donation.
Money raised this year will be donated to Pictou County Roots for Youth and to Free the Children for school building in Haiti.
Get involved and take the Vow of Silence!
Thanks, The Leadership Team