For the month of April, Laurier's own Me to We club had several initiatives to encourage students to take action to make a difference in their community. This included the motivating Me to We assembly and the long-awaited teachers vs. students basketball game!
On the 6th of April, the ME to WE assembly was orchestrated by the staff and students of Laurier. One of the main objectives of the ME to WE assembly was to inform the school on the immensely poverty-stricken rural population of China. Did you know about fifty percent of China’s population live in poverty and ninety percent of those in poverty live in rural areas?
Laurier’s own student found and run production company, the True Blue Studios, presented a touching video in association with Siona Shakyaver, called “Love with Without War”, which targeted and provided insight into the human superficiality and inability to instigate love without war. Other memorable highlights were the dance and choir performances which expressed the need for people of the world to come together as a family to improve the lives of all. Nazra Noushad delivered her empowering spoken word on her experience with racism. The heart moving speech was well received by the students of Laurier.
ME to WE had an innovative idea that had definitely grabbed the attention of Laurier Students. On the 28th of April, Laurier’s basketball team accepted a rather unusual challenge request from the Laurier Teachers. Although the game seemed to be an obvious win for the student team, the teachers were able to make the final score a close 54-52. The students emerged victoriously! The $3 tickets were sold out fast, and the proceeds went to raise funds for the affected rural population.
Want to learn more and get involved? Me to We meets every Monday at lunch in room 105. Help with campaigns, change the world, and learn more about a service trip to Ecuador!
Laurier IB Writing Team