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Grade 7/8 students attend We Day in Ottawa

November 13, 2015

Grade 7/8 students who went to We DayGrade 7/8 students in Mrs. Young's class at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School have been busy making a difference and inspiring change through their Free the Children campaigns as a We Act classroom. The students studied different social justice topics and have become well-versed in the Me to We initiatives. The class has organized and completed a We Are Rafikis campaign which brought money back to Kenyan mothers as part of Me to We's sustainable development initiative. Their fundraising efforts exceeded their goal of $2500 which helped the students pay for their trip to We Day Ottawa. The students also involved their school community by asking them to join their We Scare Hunger campaign at Halloween. Non-perishable food items were collected and then sent to the local food bank. We Day was an amazing and unforgettable experience for the students. They listened to many inspiring and motivating speakers who encouraged them to make a difference in others' lives. One of the most exciting speakers was Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau along with his wife Sophie. Prime Minister Trudeau told the students "We are not leaders of tomorrow, we are leaders of today!"; this resonated with all the students.

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