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Project Title:
Sunshine Club
Initiative:
Imagineaction Social Action Projects
School Name:
Sussex Elementary
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
School District 6
Project Theme:
  • Connect [relationships]
  • Engage [active & participatory citizenship]
  • Lead [leadership]
  • Live [environmental sustainability]
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Subject Areas:
English, Guidance and Career Education, Social Sciences and Humanities
City:
Sussex
Province/Territory:
New Brunswick
Community Partners:
Sharing Club - Lois King

Sunshine Club

While we started out as the "Humanitarian" club, we have since changed our name to the Sunshine Club! These group of grade five students participate in a number of activities throughout the school that help to provide a positive learning environment for their peers and promote positive projects outside of the school as well. Such projects include helping with raising food to donate to our local sharing club, overseeing our random acts of kindness day, sharing shout outs for good needs on the announcements. These kids are also integral in helping to run a "chill" club in the school at noon as an alternative to the outside setting when students may be having a difficult day/or would benefit for other reasons.
These students leaders in grade five "the Sunshine Club" would also have school wide "contests" where they would promote positive environment issues such as keeping the lights turned out, collecting used batteries and other such events that show care to the earth. They also currently collect juice boxes to help support a foster care child through Plan International.

Update (June-11-18)

The Sunshine Club was an amazing group of students who helped to support the positive learning environment with their peers and also reached out to the community.
They were involved in many initiatives including a drive to collect food for the local Sharing Club and handing out flowers and kindness cards to strangers to show kindness.
The students also collected over 30 000 plastic bags which we sent off to be recycled and help the environment.
Every day the Sunshine Club ran a Chill room where students could come as an alternative to their noon hour outside if needed. They played with the kids, provided them with games, activities and books etc. and were a great support to the school environment.
Not only were they involved with the Chill room, but they participated in many other projects such as creating positive bulletin boards in the school, random acts of kindness with their peers, fun days at school, raising money for various causes (such as Tropical beach day for Muscular Dystrophy).
They ended off with a big celebration handing out small bubbles to every student at the school and took shifts in the courtyard with bubbles, and music showing their peers a learning environment of peace and care!