On Monday January 31st we were visited by Michael Kulkens. Michael is the father of the late Tommy-Boy Kulkens and the founder of the TButterfly foundation. After the loss of Tommy-Boy he set up a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of mobile phone use during cycling. His campaign has had an enormous impact locally and nationally. The Dutch government is contemplating now changing the law thanks to Michael’s campaign.
Our school had the privilege of having Michael first to help him kick-start his talks in different schools in The Netherlands.
During summer school our students contributed to his work by making movies, logos and games.
From an MYP point of view this activity highlights:
-the importance of service-the good that we can do when we work together as a community
-staff and students working as one, rising up to whatever happens in our community, good and bad. Standing up and taking action. Together.
-the value of responding to the needs of what happens around us. We do not need to travel half way across the world or donate to an international charity to make a difference. If we keep our eyes and most importantly our hearts open, the opportunities are always there.
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