Lord Tweedsmuir Students Take The Lead

The Grade 7 students at Lord Tweedsmuir School spent their school day on Friday, January 21st, learning what it means to be a leader in our world.  The children enjoyed listening to a number of inspirational speakers including Dr. John Woudzia, Superintendent of Schools in New Westminster, gave the opening address on leadership.  Perry Smith, First Nations Principal from Abbotsford, taught the students about Independence, Generosity, Courage and Mastery - the four aspects of leadership.  Devon Kennedy, from the Free the Children Organization, shared her experience of traveling to Kenya to help impoverished children, to help build schools and provide clean water.  The Grade 7 students, who provide leadership at the school in a number of ways, were also very active during the day.  They brainstormed ways that they could make a difference.  They decided to raise funds to help children who do not have the kind of benefits that students in New Westminster take for granted. 

Lord Tweedsmuir graduates have decided to dedicate their fundraising efforts towards helping to build a well in the small village of Bagad in India.  The children hope to raise $5000 this year to achieve their goals.  The students made plans of how they could inspire the community to help them meet this goal.  They created raindrops with inspiring images which will be placed around the schools.  The energy and enthusiasm from the student leadership conference at Lord Tweedsmuir will no doubt spill out to enhance our community, our country and the world.