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Close your eyes and think about what will make the world a better place. If you had a chance or choice, what would you change?
The Grade 8 community project offers students a chance to explore their rights and responsibilities to implement service as action in their community. It supports raising awareness needs in local and global communities, the application of ATL skills, the reflective nature of inquiry and the language development required for an oral presentation as the culminating activity.
As students evolve through the service learning process: investigating, planning, taking action, reflecting and demonstrating; they engage in one or more types of action.
•Direct service: Students have interaction that involves people, the environment or animals.
•Indirect service: Though students do not see the recipients during indirect service, they have verified that their actions will benefit the community or environment.
•Advocacy: Students speak on behalf of a cause or concern to promote action on an issue of public interest.
•Research: Students collect information through varied sources, analyze data and report on a topic of importance to influence policy or practice.
This year students chose to champion 5 of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to help achieve them by 2030. We welcome you to the SWIS Community to support students as they present their journey. A number of the service projects that students have initiated this year will go on to become legacy action projects for years to come and will continue to create meaningful change and impact in communities.
Join us to see how ACTION CHANGES THINGS!