ABOUT PLAY YOUR PART CHALLENGE
Welcome to the Play Your Part Challenge – Right To Play’s national school fundraising initiative that empowers students to embrace their inner leader and become a collective force for change at home and around the world.
At Right To Play, we know that to educate a child is to empower them with the skills and knowledge they need to reach their potential. We believe that play is the most powerful tool with which to engage children in learning. It’s through play that we are transforming the lives of more than one million kids each week in 16 countries around the world.
But we can’t do it alone. We need the help of passionate, motivated and globally minded students across Canada!
This year, the Play Your Part Challenge will be taking place from September to May, giving students the opportunity to create exciting, meaningful projects that they can lead to fundraise for Right To Play all year long. Each month, schools will receive a Play Your Part e-newsletter, that will include exclusive Challenge updates, fun & educational activities, fundraising tips and more to inspire their projects and encourage them to continue playing their part as leaders of change. This is not only a chance for students to be creative and use their leadership skills to achieve a shared goal, it’s also an opportunity for them to exercise global citizenship and play their part in making the world a better place for themselves and their peers. Then from April 30th to May 4th, your school will participate in Challenge Week – a celebration of your school’s hard work!
Are you ready to take the Challenge? #PYPChallenge
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING SCHOOL OF PLAY YOUR PART CHALLENGE 2017, SOUTHFIELDS VILLAGE PUBLIC SCHOOL!
NHL Player, published children’s book author and Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, Zach Hyman, joined the 900 students of SouthFields for an exciting afternoon of fun and games to celebrate their shared passion for global citizenship and play-based learning. Read more about it here!
Thank you, SouthFields Village and all other Challenge 2017 schools for supporting the power of play!
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
The funds that your school raises for the Play Your Part Challenge will benefit children and youth participating in Right To Play programs around the world.
We use play to unlock the power and possibility in every child we reach (that’s more than one million each week!) by taking familiar games – like tag or soccer – and adapting them to teach formal subjects like math, language, and science, as well as critical life skills like confidence, leadership, and conflict resolution.
Focused on quality education, life skills, health, gender equality, child protection and peaceful communities, our work is about investing in individual children and their ability to succeed – a motivation that we share with educators across Canada.
WHAT IMPACT CAN YOUR STUDENTS HAVE IN THE WORLD?
In many places where Right To Play works, young girls and boys face unimaginable hardships, and are rarely given the opportunity to do what children do best: play! Together, your students can enable Right To Play to host a community-wide Play Day that brings hundreds of children together for a day filled with games, learning, and – of course – fun!
You can give children – including girls – a safe space to meet, build friendships, and learn about their rights. Girls and boys in our Child Rights Clubs become leaders in their schools and communities and – one day – our world!
Right To Play trains local teachers so they can bring play-based learning into their classroom! You can train a teacher to change the lives of their students with the power of play, helping communities to learn, grow, and succeed.
We know that when children play in the classroom, it inspires creativity and stimulates learning! You can provide a teacher with the supplies essential for active learning, including a Right To Play manual filled with games for learning, sport and play equipment, and creative materials like scissors, crayons, pens, and rulers.
From a village in Ghana to a refugee camp in Lebanon, all children have the right to play! Access to Right To Play activities twice a week will help a child learn important life skills, build their confidence, and encourage them to become a leader in their school and community – just like your students!
TOOLS TO GET STARTED
This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide on how to organize a fun and successful fundraising event!
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Social Media Posts
Social media posts that teachers can share across the school’s social media channels to generate excitement and donations.