In celebration of International Development Week, the ACT 4 Global Change Challenge is a competition for elementary schools from across the Atlantic region. Teachers and students are challenged to complete the most ACTivities for global change from February 1 to February 28. The school who completes the most ACTivities during this time will win a cash prize of $500 to put towards a TAKE ACTION project of their choice.
The ACT 4 Global Change Challenge is a way to encourage students to be ACTive global citizens AND a way for teachers to complement curriculum with activities to help meet learning outcomes.
The 2017 ACT 4 Global Change Challenge wrapped up on March 1, 2017. This year we had 5 schools participating, representing New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island (due to the Work-to-Rule strike in Nova Scotia, schools from this province could not participate). 65 ACTivities were submitted, almost 2000 students participated and it was wonderful to see the excitement and creativity among students and teachers alike. It was a close call but one school was awarded the $500 Challenge prize to put towards a TAKE ACTION project of their choice - Sussex Elementary in New Brunswick! Congratulations to all who participated - the future looks bright with these ACTive global citizens! See more at: