Last week in my grade 6 Life Orientation my lesson was on different forms of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. This week I gave the learners a challenge to come up with ideas for potential fundraisers we can do at school to raise money for Childline, an organization that offers a free hotline, counselling and other support services for children who have been victims of abuse.
The learners brainstormed in groups, wrote down ideas and then they each took turns presenting their ideas to the rest of the class. There were loads of wonderful ideas! I wrote them all on the board and we narrowed them down to the top three.
And the most popular idea of those three was Michael Jackson Day, which more than one group had actually come up with.
Michael Jackson Day, to raise money for an organization which works with victims of child abuse.
The kids did not think anything of it. I did, and chuckled inside. What do you think?
Heeeeeee heeeeee! SHAMONE!