As we reflect upon events of this past year in Syria, Europe, the United States, and even at home here in Canada, it is more important than ever that we teach our students the importance of active citizenship. This means being citizens in our schools, our local communities and the global community we all live in. We celebrate diversity and encourage students to interact with the social, economic and environmental aspects of the world around us, near and far.
Every day, we help young people to fully participate in our democracy.
By this we mean it is not good enough to know how many people are members of Parliament or how to vote, our young people need to be able to discuss the issues, learn about them, become advocates, have dialogues and care.
To help shape responsible and respectful global citizens, our focus on citizenship goes beyond the classroom and into the community. We work to ensure that every student within LRSD continues to demonstrate that they are active citizens contributing to their local, national and global communities.
For more on Citizenship in LRSD, watch our video update here.
- 63% of students in grades 4 through 6 indicated they feel safe
- 78% of students in grades 4 through 6 indicated they feel accepted and valued by their peers
- 88% of students in grades 4 through 6 indicated they did not get in trouble at school
- 28% of students in grades 4 through 6 indicated they were victims of bullying
- We continue to be the largest United Way contributor per capita of all the Winnipeg school divisions
- With over 14,000 students, we only had 226 suspensions (2013 - 447)
- 12,439 poppies made by students decorated the Board Office for Remembrance Day
- Celebration of Innovations in Citizenship convention had 70 student projects, 172 presenters/mentors, 32 volunteers and 904 visitors
Global citizens are developed, not born. Participating in advocacy, engaging in dialogues and problem solving with peers are all part of this development. These numbers help demonstrate our commitment to community and our students actions are speaking for themselves on the road to being active citizens.
Citizenship in LRSD