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(Grades 2-6: Activism) Save Our Pools

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HOW ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WENT TO CITY HALL
AND WAS FEATURED IN THIS ARTICLE

Article: Toronto Kids Learn Lessons At City Hall
By Joyce Grant

Two students protest Rob Ford's proposal to cut funding for some Toronto swimming pools

 

 

 

 

 

Activity: Activism and Politics
When Toronto council threatened to shut down some school pools in the city in order to save money, some children went into action.

Their trip to City Hall (in swim suits and scuba gear) was covered by TeachingKidsNews.com in this article.

In the end, the budget cuts were reversed and the pools were saved. The children learned about politics and the importance of making their voices heard.