MONTREAL, March 29, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Established just over a year ago, the large-scale collective project, Children's hour, celebrates school and achievement in all its forms. It kicks off on April 2 at the Bell Centre, bringing together 12,000 students, teachers and education professionals, along with a number of personalities including Marie-Mai, Bran Van 3000, Kaïn, William Deslauriers, Rachid Badouri, Patrice Bélanger, Eddy King, Luck Mervil, Stéphane Fallu, Jasmin Roy, Samian...
Stemming from the collaboration of multiple stakeholders in education, Children's hour is also a lasting and positive social movement. All Quebecers are invited to take part in this vast movement by donating the equivalent of one hour's salary; hence the kids' hour. More details at www.childrenshour.ca
Children's hour celebrates school and applauds our children. It encourages them in the sharing of their successes because they are the present of Quebec!
The project is the brainchild of Daniel Germain, President and founder of the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec. "When I started thinking about the image and perception we have of school, it didn't take long to realize that both tend to be negative," Germain commented. ""The Club is active in over 1,100 schools across Canada, and during my visits I see a very different reality. I meet extraordinary teachers and parents who are actively involved in their children's daily school life; I visit schools that are fully committed to the success of their students, and young people who are both inspired and inspiring. It is this reality that we want the public to see, by creating a project that lets school—and all these successes—really shine," he added.
The publicly-raised funds will go to support projects that are in line with values of the Children's hour, whether school-related or to promote youth success. Projects can also bring attention to a youth initiative, the extraordinary work of an education professional, a community's commitment to its school, the success of a social organization and more. In short: any positive gesture with a major impact related to school!
A collection of partners from the education community have joined forces and built on their deeply held beliefs to create this innovative collective movement dedicated to celebrating school and success in all its forms. This group includes students, teachers, principals, parent committees, French and English school boards, social organizations like the Foundation Jasmin Roy, Youth Fusion, the Club des petits déjeuners, along with First Nations communities have joined forces and built on their deeply held beliefs to create this innovative collective movement dedicated to celebrating school and success in all its forms.
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