Toronto Junior School holds NO TALKATHON and raises $17k for Haitian relief.

A very different approach to Haitian Relief

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - It's a unique concept that Sunnybrook School developed and in typical Sunnybrook style, it was embraced with great enthusiasm. Rather than being paid per mile (like a walkathon) children were sponsored for every half hour that passed in silence. Irene Davy, Director, explains that Sunnybrook School developed the concept several years ago, but the initiative for Haitian relief was created and driven by the Grade 6 students (seniors) who took the initiative right from the get go. With their leadership, all the students gave over their school uniforms and, in tribute, wore Haiti's colours of Red & Blue for the day.

This is not surprising says Irene Davy since Sunnybrook is an IB School which encourages global citizenship. The school's goal with the NO TALKATHON? To raise $5000 for the day. The result? More than triple of that was achieved - $17,000 and still counting!

It goes without saying that the Faculty really enjoyed the peace and quiet and despite this, everyone worked hard and competed their daily assignments. Many parents asked if the silence could be carried over to the home.

This is an excellent story to film on location.


For further information: For further information: contact Kerry Kelly, (416) 487-5308 or Jessica Dodd, (416) 595-0020 ext 233

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