“Frisbee Rob” McLeod is spending the next week at 4 schools in Nova Scotia, challenging students to “Get Unplugg’d“, inspiring them to be their best self, and teaching them what’s possible with frisbee.
Students at four schools in Nova Scotia 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, June 3: Evelyn Richardson Memorial School (Shag Harbour, NS)
- Tues, June 4: Forest Ridge Academy (Barrington, NS)
- Thurs, June 6: Atlantic View Elementary (Lawrencetown, NS)
- Fri, June 7: O’Connell Drive Elementary (Porters Lake, NS)
Rob’s presentation includes messages about Physical Literacy (the dangers of early sport specialization), Resiliency (not giving up and learning from failure), Kindness (focusing on being kind rather than on stopping bullying), and Getting Unplugg’d (less time in front of a screen and more time with people).
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 track each day they go without a screen in their bedroom, at the dinner table, and one hour before bed. So far, Rob has challenged hundreds of schools and thousands of kids.
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.