Legacy Project – Malaria No More

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This week saw our Grade 8 students organizing a variety of events to fundraise for their Legacy Project, Malaria No More. Prior to March Break, representatives from each of the Grade 8 Leadership classes presented their Legacy Project proposals to the Legacy Advisory Committee, made up of staff members and Grade 7 students. Their goal was to convince the panel that their chosen organization should be selected as the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Rotherglen Children’s REACH Foundation. Each presentation consisted of a well-rehearsed speech about their organization’s purpose, why the students believed it was a worthy cause, and the type of commitment Rotherglen would invest in order to help support the project for the remainder of the school year. A creative student video was also shown during each presentation. We are very proud of the efforts put forth by each of the four classes. They demonstrated great dedication, not only to their cause, but also to the learning process. After careful consideration, the Advisory Committee selected Malaria No More as the winning Legacy Project for the Class of 2016. The funding will go towards helping drastically reduce deaths due to malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria takes the life of a child every 45 seconds.

The Rotherglen Community were very generous in their support of our Mother’s Day cards, popcorn sales and scavenger hunt. ¬†We would like to congratulate all of our Grade 8 students on all of their hard work and our community for their support of this very worthy cause.

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