A Day of Learning & Service for Grade 8 Students

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An integral part of our programming at Rotherglen is to foster an awareness within our students of the important role of being active and contributory individuals, in both their local and global communities. Developing a sense of gratitude, charity, citizenship, responsibility, leadership and empowerment in our students is supported by a variety of activities and experiences throughout the school year.
Our Grade 8 students attend Adventureworks! at the beginning of each school year, where they learn teamwork and discuss opportunities for leadership and/or community involvement at the school. Further to this, we are excited to announce that we have partnered with the United Way of Oakville to plan a Day of Learning and Service on Monday, October 2, 2017.
Our Grade 8 students will attend the Food for Life food bank in groups, where they will deliver our community’s Food Drive donations and participate in unloading, organizing and stocking these donations.  When the students are not volunteering at Food for Life, they will be at the school, where representatives from various agencies will be presenting to our students to help them understand the needs that they meet in our community and the importance of volunteerism.
We are confident that the Day of Learning and Service we have arranged will convey the same message of “Empowering a generation of change-makers” and will equip our students with the tools necessary to create change in our community.

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