Getting started with your school community

Thanks for checking us out – it’s great that you’re looking for ways your class or school can make a contribution.

And your contribution can make a huge difference. It’s especially important for the children and teenagers who count on BC Children’s Hospital to know they have people like them across the province, pulling together to support them.

Over the next few weeks, we hope you’ll share your ideas and experience with students across BC. Please feel free to leave a comment or question here any time – or contact us at supercommunity@bcchf.ca.

Meanwhile, here are a few things to consider when you’re getting your school team going:

  • Talk to a teacher, principal or other school staff person about what your school can do to help. You may be surprised what’s available: from a meeting space and snacks, to PA announcements and school-wide emails to parents. And be sure to let them know you’re aiming to be recognized as a Super Community -they’re proud of their school, and chances are they’d love to see you chosen.
  • Talk to other school clubs and teams about what you’re up to (especially the clubs or teams you’re part of). They may be willing to pitch in, too – spreading the word to their members, coming to your events or helping you raise money.
  • Ask about opportunities to speak to individual classes, for instance during home room. Practice a short pitch – one or two minutes – that explains what you’re doing, why it’s important and how people can help.

Good luck – and let us know how things are going!

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