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    Les étoiles filantes

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    The idea behind this project was to raise awareness among students that some of their peers do not like to go to school, a sentiment five times more common among boys than girls!

    The goal of the project was to target the interests of those less academically motivated students in order to make school and extra-curricular activities more appealing: tablets, hard-cover comic books and a game room. To get the money they needed to realize their project and respect their budget, the students organized a fundraising campaign and bought used equipment. They had to come up with their own solutions to the problems they encountered while reaching out to the community for assistance!

    Level of education

    Elementary Cycle One (Elementary 1 and 2)

    Students involved

    21 Students

    Nature of the project


    Results observed

    This project targeted students' interests and integrated them into academic and extra-curricular activities, which made school more appealing! To meet the objectives of this project, the students had to co-operate, be creative and take the initiative when carrying out a variety of tasks: manage finances, run a fundraising campaign, and make posters and a video to raise community awareness about the problem. The school now has a game room, twice as many hard-cover comic books in the library and six tablets per class.

    Involvement and support

    The project mobilized teachers and parents, who supported and guided the students at every stage, though let the children take the initiative. The community also played a role by generously providing funding, comic books and board games.

    Major steps

    • Committees struck
    • Promotional material created
    • Fundraising campaign done
    • Material identified by the students purchased
    • Used articles repaired and cleaned

    Project materials needed

    • Video camera 
    • Printer
    • Computers

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad Areas of Learning

    Subject Areas

    Intellectual competency

    Methodological competency

    Communication-Related competency

    Personal and social competencies

    Positive influences on student retention

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