Project Descriptions - 2011-2012

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Children's Peace Garden Yoga for Peace The Virtues Project
"Home for the Holidays" La Violence Verbale Restorative Practices for Peaceful Interventions

Children's Peace Garden

School:  John Bernard Croak Elementary
Board:  CBVRSB
Project Leader:  Tina Kennedy-Lohnes

Children’s Peace Garden – The John Bernard Croak Peace Garden is an extension of our annual Peace Rally inspired by our school wide Virtues program.  With the Sheonoroil funding we can complete Phase 1 and create an infrastructure that will reflect the future use of the space.  By putting seating, more plant materials and a student designed inspirational plaque people can start to define how they will use the garden.  Our intention is to create a positive focus that will bring school and community together for the purpose of revealing the underlying virtues of cooperation, unity, commitment and hopefulness our community possesses.

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Yoga for Peace

School:  Cusack-Cornwallis-Ashby Complex
Board:  CBVRSB
Project Leader:  Leroy Hodder

Yoga for Peace – numerous elementary schools have initiated yoga programs to reduce the incidence of bullying and violence.  The goal of this project is twofold.  One is for the students and staff to gain the physical and mental benefits of Yoga on a personal level.  The second and very important to this project is to reduce the incidence of bullying and violence in our schools.

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The Virtues Project

School:  Truro Elementary
Board:  CCRSB
Project Leader:  Craig Thurston

The Virtues Project – Implementing the Five StrategiesTM of the Virtues ProjectTM in all aspects of our school community.  Our plan is to offer a series of workshops to teachers and support staff and to integrate The Virtues Project into the daily instruction and routine at Truro Elementary.  With The Virtues Project Educators Guides and other educational resources, we will have the tools necessary to infuse common virtues language into our classrooms, to set clear boundaries and to offer our students opportunities to reflect and make amends when they forget to use their virtues.

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"Home for the Holidays"

School:  Yarmouth High School
Board:  TCRSB
Project Leader:  Roland Hannem

“Home for the Holidays” – is a program put together and performed by students from around the world who attend YCMHS as international students.  Puppets are used as the main medium to convey a message of cross-cultural understanding.

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La Violence Verbale

School:  Centre scolaire Etoile de l’acadie
Board:  Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Project Coordinator:  Delores Boudreau

Students and staff will examine the presence of verbal violence in our schools, homes, communities and media.

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Restorative Practices for Peaceful Interventions

School:  John Martin Jr. High School
Board:  Halifax Regional School Board
Project Coordinator:   Lisa Long

With your support, staff members, students, families and community members would participate in Restorative Practices training.  This would allow JMJH staff to implement this framework as a school and community wide proactive approach to building relationships and community when situations of harm and hurt of such community members arise within our school.

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