What can you do?
May 14 Turtle River School Division and the Turtle River Teachers’ Associations presented “Think Day 2” to all Grade 7 to 12 students in their division.
Students congregated at Ste. Rose School to discuss important social justice and inequality issues occurring both locally and globally.
The group “Live Different” presented to approximately 280 students and staff members their message on how YOU can make a difference and live different.
Issues such as a lack of clean water, poverty, hunger and human trafficking were highlighted as some of the main issues that need to be addressed both locally and globally.
It is important to teach and inform people about what is happening in our communities, our province, our country and the world so the leaders of tomorrow are aware of some of the most important issues.
The focus is to be passionate about making a difference in any way possible in order to make the world a better place to live in.
The presentation was well received as the presenters themselves were only a few years older than the students.
They shared personal stories of past addictions and lifestyles and what impacted them to make a change in their life, a choice to “live different”.
In addition, the high-energy, concert style performance made the presentation of difficult and important issues easier to think about and discuss.
This unique presentation style incorporates the use of a live band. The band, “Something You Whisper” performed in-between messages for the audience.
Student talent was also showcased to other students with the performance of the Alonsa Aces High band. Aces High are comprised of students from the Alonsa School rock band program.
A total of three different groups of students were able to perform to their peers and rocked the gym.
To conclude the day, Something You Whisper closed with a half-hour set.