Making a Difference
Southridge students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, make a difference through various service activities and projects. Showcased below are just some of the many projects and events that students are involved in.
Hoops for Heart is an annual fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation that is organized by senior students. The students make it fun by dressing up in various shades of red and there are intramural basketball games to liven up the event. Everyone gets in on the spirit of the day and it is a great fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
As part of their curriculum, the Grade 7 students research an issue and then choose a project around that issue. The process culminates in their "Making a Difference" fair in which each student or student team has a table top display where they are able to talk about their project and what they did to make a difference with their chosen issue.
TREK (Teens Running for Every Kid) is an annual fund raiser that is organized by senior school students to raise funds for Free the Children and for the school's own service trips to Free the Children sites in India, Kenya and Ecuador. In this video, a Southridge alumna talks about why she founded TREK. Her interview is followed by a video that was created to promote TREK to senior students.
The 30 Hour Famine and the Rice Raiser are two annual fundraisers that are organized by senior school students to benefit World Vision and Hunger Response International programmes. World Vision created the 30 Hour Famine to raise funds and awareness for their food and nutrition programmes that they operate in developing countries. Hunger Response International created the Rice Raiser to raise food for local food banks and funds for international food programmes. This video was created to promote these events to the senior students.