Across Canada, school communities are rallying together to compete in the Spread the Net Student Challenge! A friendly competition to raise funds for malaria-preventing bed nets, Spread the Net is an opportunity for students to learn about an important global issue, and make a change.
We asked participating students from École Marie-Tanguay why they joined the Spread the Net Student Challenge, and what they learned from taking part. In their own words here is what they had to say!
6 Reasons why students got involved with the challenge!
“We want to buy more nets to help to protect the children.” – Addison, grade 3
“I think it is a good idea to protect children across the world.” – Diego, grade 5
“I think it is unfair. We are so lucky in this country. We don’t need to worry like the children in Africa. They always worry about being bitten and getting malaria. I just want to help the kids not to worry.” – Victoria, grade 5
“We want to change the world!” – Kye, grade 3
“I want to meet Rick Mercer!” – Jacob, grade 3
“It is important to protect the people in Africa so they don’t get bitten by mosquitoes.” -Krystelle, grade 1
6 Things you have learned since joining Spread the Net!
“I learned that mosquito bites can be very dangerous.” – Diego, grade 5
“I learned that we can change lives and save lives every day.” – Preston grade 4
“There are children in need. They live in a large area. Many children are affected. If we are able to make a difference and give money, we should do it.” – Victoria grade 5
“The more we talked about Spread the Net, I realized that we can help the children and the parents.” – Janelle, grade 3
“I did not know that mosquito bites can kill people!” – Krystelle, grade 1
Inspired to join the Challenge?
Sign up for the Spread the Net Student Challenge!