Inclusivity Project

Inclusivity Project 2018

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Inclusivity Project 2018 poster

Background:

Too often, the news tells stories of ongoing racism and intolerance. Many segments of our communities are often marginalized or excluded from mainstream society, such as racial or sexual minorities, those who are handicapped or learning disabled. It is the aim of Prairie Land Regional Division #25 to encourage our students to become inclusive, active citizens who break down the barriers that work to divide society.

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 November 9, 2018 by emailing ellen.vanderkolk@plrd.ab.ca
  2. Project design and implementation: October 26 - December 14, 2018.
  3. Preliminary Judging: Submit a video presentation (maximum 8 minutes) to Ellen Vanderkolk by 12:00 Noon, Friday, December 14, 2018
  4. Final Judging - December 19, 2018 - Teams will give a 15 minute presentation (in person) in front of a panel of judges from outside PLRD#25

Grand Prize: Two week cultural immersion trip to GERMANY. Participating students will spend several days attending classes at Pestalozzischule Idstein as well as being immersed in a variety of cultural experiences and tours in Germany in February 2019.

Alternate Grand Prize: Option of receiving a scholarship for post secondary school in place of the trip is available.