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Taylor Evans PS students send letters to ‘game changers’

February 5, 2020

GUELPH, Ontario – Students in grade 5 and 6 at Taylor Evans Public School have been busy writing letters to people they believe are ‘game changers.’

Earlier this year, students in Melissa Roth and Marcy Dubuc’s grade 5 and 6 classes were asked to research someone they found to be a game changer. The goal of this research project was for students to write a biography of their selected individual and write them a letter to show this person what they have learned and to try and make a connection.

After brainstorming a list of game changers in Canada and around the world as a class, students worked independently to investigate and select their individual.

Students selected advocates for mental health, women’s rights, education, Indigenous rights, animal rights, LGBTQ rights, homelessness and much more as the subject of their projects.

To date, students at the school have written more than 50 letters. These letters are being shared with their game changer through the class social media account.

Social media was chosen as the tool to distribute the letters because of its powerful range and to show students how positive messages can be spread around the world.

This form of distribution will also help the classroom connect with individuals outside of the school in a positive light.

To date one lucky student has received a response to their letter. Zenat is a student in the class who chose to write to Malala Yousafzai, a young activist for women’s education rights. Zenat was so excited to receive a response from someone as busy as Malala.

The class is still hoping to receive many more responses.

Take a look at some of the letters that have been written so far:

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