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Play Your Part is an interactive three-part initiative for students, geared towards grades three to eight, that demonstrates how play-based learning can positively teach global citizenship, gender equality and student leadership through an Assembly, Workshop, and Challenge. Want more details? Visit our about section.
Thanks to Global Affairs Canada, there is no cost to participate in the Play Your Part program, including the Play Your Part Challenge. By participating in the Assembly and Workshop, we hope that you and your students have learned more about Right To Play and the importance of play-based learning for kids across the globe. We do ask that every school involved in the program consider fundraising in support of Right To Play as part of their Challenge project.
Of course, we are grateful for your support at any level. If every student is able to fundraise $1, they are still able to make a great impact. A donation of $50 alone helps one child in Right To Play programs by providing him or her with play for an entire year. At the end of the day, what really matters to us is that your students are able to learn as much as they can through Play Your Part and have the opportunity to realize their potential as leaders in their community.
The Assembly and Workshop are scheduled on a single day from January to April 2019. The Challenge, a student-led fundraising play day, will take place at your school on Friday, May 17th, 2019, or on another day that better fits your schedule.
Play Your Part is available nationally. We have facilitators that travel within four catchment areas: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. As a rule of thumb, if your school is within an hour of these city centres, we can bring the program to your students. Every school nationally can access the program through our Play Your Part Classroom resources. Please contact us here, if you are unsure if your schools falls within these catchment areas.
The Program is delivered by highly-trained, locally-based Right To Play facilitators. When possible, we try to recruit trained teachers. All our facilitators are well-versed in Right To Play’s methods for engaging and empowering children.
To get the most out of the Assembly/Workshop day, a teacher must be present throughout the entire day; therefore, you may need coverage for your classroom during this day. It is up to each school to decide what works best; in the past, schools have had other teachers or student teachers cover their regular classes. You may need a substitute teacher if other accommodations are not available.
Up to 30 students selected by the school in various grades (ideally grade four and above), who have either demonstrated leadership skills or are believed to have leadership potential. If you have a student council, or leadership club at the school, you could have all students in these groups participate. Alternatively, you could select a particular class or entire grade to participate – depending on interest and your assessment of who would benefit most from participation in the program.
The Challenge is a nationwide, student-led schools fundraiser in support of Right To Play. All students within participating schools will have the opportunity to participate in unique and exclusive educational games, skill-building mini challenges, and impactful fundraising activities. Through the Challenge, students connect and meaningfully engage with the work of Right To Play and begin to see themselves as agents of social change.
Yes, we have intentionally designed the Challenge phase of Play Your Part so that it is flexible, open to creativity and easily tailored to the specific needs and interests of each school community.
The student-led fundraiser(s) can be run prior to or in conjunction with Challenge Day – a nation-wide celebration taking place on May 17th, 2019. During Challenge Day, schools across the country will celebrate their involvement in the Play Your Part Challenge by participating in unique and exclusive educational games, skill-building mini challenges, and impactful fundraising activities.
Online donations close Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019. Please submit your donation here.
Offline donations close Friday, May 24th, 2019. A Right To Play teacher at every participating school will need to notify Right To Play of their cash donation. You can send a cheque, made out to Right To Play, to the following address:
Right To Play Canada
Attn: Play Your Part
18 King Street East, 14th Floor
Toronto, ON M5C 1C4
Great question! All funds raised go where there is the most need for our programs. There is an excellent overview of where your money goes here.
We strive to recruit bilingual facilitators. Based on availability, we can deliver the Assembly and/or Workshop in French.
Right To Play provides programming in many different countries around the world. Find a full list here
Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and runs a wide range of programs for Canadian children. Learn more about our programs in Canada here.
Right To Play programs leverage a play-based learning methodology to teach quality education, demonstrate good health practices, build life skills, promote gender equality and foster peaceful communities. Learn more about how our programs are designed and delivered here.
Unfortunately, Right To Play cannot accept clothing and/or equipment donations. This is due to the high cost of shipping and the resources required to manage and distribute such donations. We also make an effort to fulfill our equipment needs locally, to further invest in the communities where we work.