Wed., May 18. Secondary school students are being asked to "SpeakUp." The Student Voice Committee has organized a special day for 10 Grade 9 students from each secondary school (80 total).
The event, Think: Speak Up, Act Now will engage students in team-building activities and group discussion about how school can be more engaging. During the morning, participants will engage in small group discussions and will then share what they talked about with the larger group. After lunch, students will be entertained by the motivational band, Think Day, which encourages students to speak up to improve education for all.
DATE: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Loyalist College
Student Voice is a student-led committee that has met six times this school year to address how school could be more engaging. Two students from each of the eight secondary schools are on the committee, along with Student Success teachers. Student Voice will continue to meet next year to develop opportunities for students to provide constructive input into how schools can better meet the needs of all students to increase student success.
SpeakUp is part of the Ministry of Education Student Voice initiative that challenges students to make school more engaging by applying for student led/teacher supported projects. Twenty projects were approved for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board:
- Bayside Secondary School (2)
- Centennial Secondary School (2)
- Centre Hastings Secondary School (2)
- Frankford Public School
- Moira Secondary School (2)
- North Hastings High School (2)
- North Hastings Senior Elementary School (2)
- Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School
- Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)
- Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (3)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)
- Trenton High School (2)
For more information about Student Voice initiative, go to www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/index.html 
For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org