On December 8th, we had our last ECSLIT meeting of 2015, held at the Catholic Education Centre (80 Sheppard Ave. E.). We want to thank all the schools who participated that evening, especially to all of you who brought in your Secret Santa gifts for the Christmas gift exchange and your socks for the Socks 4 Soul fundraiser! It is always amazing for us to see such leadership and kindness in young student leaders!
Here is recap of what happened:
Our night began with us signing ourselves and saying a prayer about charity.
After the prayer, we played a fun ice breaker: Step Over the Line. We had all the students make a giant circle. When Meghan and I said something that was relatable or resonated with you, you had to take a step forward into the circle. This game showed us how we are more similar than we are different. A lot of the students in the room shared the same values about leadership and charity. This game taught us how we all support each other in a circle, and we complete and complement each other. When one of us steps into the circle, they are still part of another circle of friends. We had lots of fun playing this ice breaker and seeing what everyone can relate to.
Next, we had our very own Mike Consul speak to us about Catholic social teachings and the virtue of this month of December – Charity. We watched a beautiful video that really showed how we can do little things with great love.
SOCKS 4 SOULS DRIVE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!! We had student leaders from Father John Redmond share their experience with running a sock drive.
We also got to hear more about how other students ran their drive!
Then we finally exchanged our Christmas gifts! Everyone is clearly very excited for the upcoming holidays!!
Dr. Sylvia Marcos talked to us about organizing the Socks 4 Souls drive and its importance. This organization is committed to providing new, clean socks to members of Toronto’s homeless community, especially during the wintertime.
What time is it? PIZZA TIME!!! We had the students build paper airplanes during pizza time! Later in the evening, we’ll see how these airplanes turned out…
Ms. Lamundo from St. Eugene shared her best practice with the group of student leaders. It’s always nice to see how other people do things so we can bounce off ideas and be inspired by them.
We hope everyone is enjoying a warm and blessed Christmas holidays! We look forward to seeing you again in 2016! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your ECSLIT Directors!
NEXT FACE-TO-FACE MEETING
WHEN? Next Face meeting (To Be Announced). It will happen the week of January 10 – 16
WHERE? Catholic Education Centre
ONLINE MEETING (To Be Announced)
- Go to catholicstudentleadership.com
- 3:30 preshow
- 3:45 meeting time
Click HERE for more details (: