To provide students with an opportunity to build confidence, communication skills, as well as social emotional skills.
To allow students to use their knowledge and creativity to make a positive impact on their school.
To increase healthy school interactions and culture.
This can happen in a variety of ways. Please check out the resources below. Only a few examples are provided below. Ideas should be adapted to make sense for individual classrooms and schools.
- A leadership club – students gather at recess, lunch or after school to initiate school activities, rallies, donation opportunities for the school, etc.
- Older classes meet with younger classes and participate in a reading buddies program.
- Students participate in the Leos Club (see resource below).
- Older grades plan a sports day for the entire school.
- Partner up a younger student in need of mentoring, with an older student and provide time and space for the two to interact in a safe environment – play games in the gym, paint together in the school, etc.