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PLRD Inclusivity Project

Background

In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and subsequent protests across North America, Prairie Land Regional Division #25 endeavours to create opportunities for students to reach out and promote inclusivity for all members of society.  Many segments of our communities are often marginalized or excluded, such as those who are handicapped, learning disabled, racial minorities or sexual minorities.

Participation in this contest will provide high school students with an opportunity to react positively to unjust circumstances and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Students in Prairie Land will design and implement a project that will promote greater inclusivity and challenge the norms of society that will create a legacy of positive change.

Objectives:

As a result of participation in this project, students will have the opportunity to:

  • identify a need in society, specific to the notion of inclusivity
  • become Agents of Change as they positively impact society
  • effectively demonstrate the impact of their project to a panel of judges using the presentation style of their choice.

Criteria:

Judges will base their final decision on which project had the largest positive impact on society.·          

Timeframe:

  1. Register: your team by September 30, 2017 by emailing ellen.vanderkolk@plrd.ab.ca
  2. Project design and implementation:  September - October 15, 2017
  3. Preliminary Judging: Submit a 5-10 minute video presentation to Ellen Vanderkolk by 12:00 Noon, Monday, October 23, 2017
  4. Final Judging  - week of Oct. 23 - Nov.3  - Teams will give a 15 minute presentation (in person)

Grand Prize: Two-week cultural immersion trip to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the Maplewood International School.  Participating students will spend several days attending classes at the Maplewood International School, as well as being immersed in a variety of cultural experiences and tours throughout the city of Abu Dhabi from Nov 11- 25, 2017.