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NESBITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TAKES TOP PRIZE IN CBC SCHOOL NEEDS PROJECT

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MONTREAL,  MARCH  26, 2010    Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount captured first prize and a cheque of $2,500 in the CBC School Needs Project. Their  victory was announced on a live broadcast of Homerun on CBC Radio One (88.5 FM) March  25.

This  year one school from each of the five  Montreal area  English language public school boards was invited to develop  projects related to Integration and Diversity. One class or group from each of the participating schools  at the Cycle 2 (Grades 3 and 4) level was selected to participate. Subsequently,  the schools received  visits from one of the  community sponsor organizations, as well as the CBC,  to help educate and motivate  students  about  the possibilities of developing a project along the chosen theme.

Nesbitt’s project, called World Cup Week, focused on soccer and illustrated that this sport helps promote a passion shared among many cultures and it is played in countries around the globe. The school wants to illustrate that a common interest or passion in something can bring peace and harmony among people. During the academic year students will have an opportunity to learn about different countries and  cultures by representing or “visiting” them through class projects.
World Cup Week will take place in the month of June.  The prize money will help them purchase much needed supplies and equipment

CBC Television News Montreal and  CBC Radio One's Homerun (88.5 FM), the Foundation of Greater Montreal (FGM) and the Alexander and Ruth Dworkin Foundation (ADF) sponsored the School Needs Project. In addition to the EMSB, schools were represented by the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), the Riverside School Board, the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board and the New Frontiers School Board (NFSB).

Among the high school judges was Regina Coeli Tolentino, a student at Marymount Academy in N.D.G, who performed these duties  as part of the  FGM's Youth in Philanthropy program. The FGM and ADF   each committed $5,000 for this project. This funded school visits,  $500 per school in up-front cash for project development and the final award money. 

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca