Global Citizenship Day @ FCDS
On Monday, October 8th FCDS celebrated it’s 3rd annual Global Citizenship Day. We chose Food & Hunger as our topic this year and kicked off the day with an all school assembly. We shared 10 alarming facts about world-wide hunger and then broke off into link groups where Upper, Middle and Lower School students worked together on special projects dedicated to this theme. We wanted to use powerful stats and meaningful projects to help make the boys stop and think, as well as give time to reflect on the world around them.
We chose food and hunger because this is a critical global issue. Global hunger continues to increase and food is a topic that children can connect to easily. After participating in link projects and lunches together, the boys gathered by divisions to watch special screenings. Upper School viewed the documentary Living on One Dollar, where four young friends set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Middle School watched a movie titled Just Eat It discussing food waste and Lower School viewed two short documentaries, What’s to Eat? The New Food Pyramid and The Big Breakfast, which talked about nutritious food choices and where healthy food comes from. At the end of the day, we all gathered again to share what we had worked on together.
Each boy also received a plastic rice bowl from ricebowls.org. Ricebowls.org is a fun and free fundraising mission project that provides food to orphaned children all over the world. The boys will be filling their bowls with spare change and returning them to school. The donations will be sent off to ricebowls.org to help feed children in need