“Frisbee Rob” McLeod is spending the next two months driving across Canada, challenging students to “Get Unplugg’d“, inspiring them to be their best self, and teaching them what’s possible with frisbee.
Students at three schools in the Rainbow Schools Division are in for a treat this week when they receive a visit from 6-time Guinness World Record holder Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod, who is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador from Calgary.
- Mon, Dec 10: S. Geiger Public School (Massey, ON)
- Tues, Dec 11: A.B. Ellis Public School (Espanola, ON)
- Fri, Dec 14: Levack Public School (Sudbury, ON)
Rob is concerned about the amount of time that kids are spending in front of a screen (the average kid spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen and 3 hours playing video games). Rob will give every student his Unplugg’d Challenge, to go one day without a screen. So far, Rob has challenged hundreds of schools and thousands of kids. Find out more at http://www.unpluggd.ca.
The more time kids spend with their friends and family, away from screens, the more they develop empathy, so by getting Unplugg’d, people actually become more empathetic. Unplugging = Kindness.
It’s even more important and urgent based on articles like this: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12154228&fbclid=IwAR1EFeNRiY0b1ZQs8gUuyiUUs0oA4fLoI4fZWsXX5h6sGL46KWyWMDFd4Wo.
Rob travels all over the world competing in frisbee competitions and has been touring North America for five years sharing his message to over 100,000 kids from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Rainbow District School Board covers a geographic area of more than 14,757 square kilometers in the heart of the Rainbow Country local services district and is the largest public school board in Northern Ontario. The Board offers English language and French Immersion programs.
Rainbow District School Board provides programs and character education to students in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin, and Shining Tree in 35 elementary schools and 10 secondary schools. The Board also operates educational programs at the Ruth MacMillan Centre, Frank Flowers School, Cecil Facer Secondary School, Barrydowne College and the N’Swakamok Native Alternative School.