ABOUT PLAY YOUR PART
Educational; check. Inspiring; check. Fun; check! Play Your Part is a free, schools engagement initiative that will harness your students’ innate leadership potential by using the transformative power of play to facilitate their learning, unite them with their peers across the world, and empower them as global citizens.
Right To Play delivers play-based educational programming to improve children’s lives around the world, and Play Your Part is our chance to share their inspiring stories here at home! We want students across Canada to understand not only the incredible impact that play is having in children’s lives globally, but also how they can be a part of that impact – because we believe that every student has the ability to create social change!
Through Play Your Part’s interactive Assembly and Workshop students will learn how to lead in their own schools and communities, and how to understand the positive impact their actions can have in others’ lives around the world.
Play Your Part is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. It is designed to teach students about the GREAT program and the value of play-based learning in delivering quality education globally. Launched in partnership with the Government of Canada in 2015, GREAT is currently active in eight countries: Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda. The program uses Right To Play’s experiential learning methodology to build teacher capacity and remove barriers to education – especially for girls – with a goal of improving learning outcomes.
Get ready. Get set. Get inspired! Play Your Part starts with a free, engaging, and educational school Assembly for grades three and up. Your students will be moved by stories from girls and boys in Right To Play programs worldwide in an hour of interactive, multimedia learning that will motivate them to harness their leadership potential. The Assembly also includes powerful and inspiring messages from Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors that will motivate students to take a leading role in their school, in their community, and in the world!
Calling all natural born leaders! The Play Your Part Workshop is designed to educate students in Canada about the power of play, boost their leadership skills, and encourage them to make change in their own communities and beyond. While focusing on developing students’ ability to lead Right To Play activities, the Workshop provides them with a safe space where they can meet likeminded students, share their experiences, and feel inspired to teach others what they’ve learned.
Each participating school has the opportunity to nominate as many as 30 students from grades four and up to participate in the one-day Workshop. Students will leave the Play Your Part Workshop with an action plan for how they can harness their new leadership skills to create a positive school environment and translate their actions into global impact. Upon completion of the Workshop, participating students will earn the title of “Junior Leader.”