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First Lego League Teams Use Teamwork, Innovation to "Redesign Education"

   

Several AVRSB First Lego League teams were part of regional competitions at NSCC Middleton recently, earning awards for teamwork, innovation and problem-solving, as well as spots in the provincial competition coming up in February 2015. First Lego League competitions involve designing and programming robots made from Lego, as well as developing a solution to an annual challenge. This year's challenge is "redesigning education".

 

 

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WHEC Students Use Entrepreneurial Skills to Support Food Bank

   

West Hants Education Centre students enrolled in Entrepreneurship 12 are applying the knowledge and skills they've learned to help fill a need in their community. This month they'll be at the Windsor Superstore selling crafts and goods they've created, with proceeds going to support their community food bank. Windsor Adult High School students will be joining them to help staff their sales table until December 17. They invite everyone to drop by to say hello and support a great cause!

 

 

 

 


West Kings Me to We Students Meet Fundraising Goal, Help Build A School

   
In 2009, West Kings District High School registered with the  "Brick by Brick" Campaign though Free the Children and designated Sierra Leone as the country to build a school. Over the last five years, spaghetti dinners, turkey dinners, hot dog sales, school dance canteens, bake sales, community donations, magazine campaign fundraisers and yard sales helped  raise $10,000, fulfilling the school's fundraising goal.  Students and staff are proud to have this accomplishment as part of West Kings history. Beyond fundraising for the "Brick by Brick" initiative, students have also committed to local issues, such as hunger. For the "Scare Away Hunger" campaign on Halloween night the Me to We group collected 1426 lbs of food for our local food banks. The We Act program has helped students become active global citizens; the students involved all agreed they gain by giving of their time and talents to help others. Many thanks to the students, staff and community members who have helped make this goal a reality.