Right to Play

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​Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 20​00 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, Right to Play helps children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact​.  Right To Play works in more than 20 countries including Benin, Burundi, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Panama, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda.   Locally, Right to Play partners with schools to promote the importance of play and healthy, active lifestyles. For more information please see http://www.righttoplay.ca

Today, we held an assembly to share the Right to Play’s messages about the importance of quality education, access to health supports and the promotion of global peace through sport and cooperative play.  We will be establishing a group of Right to Play student leaders who will learn a number of supportive games. On October 30th, these students will lead our Take Me Outside Day activities.  Take Me Outside Day promotes turning off electronic devices and going outside and being active.  Click TMODay-2015 for the poster advertising this national event.

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