Today the student body at Eastwood (Early Years to Grade Eight) enjoyed an extremely entertaining and engaging 2 hours with Q-Mack and his friend with the intent of helping promote our Safe Hands, Kind Words initiative and to bolster our Vision of Changing the World by first changing ourselves! What an incredible show they put on!
The keys to Q-Mack’s discussion was the impact of bullying and the best way to counteract it. Quin Mack told his own story of being picked on by older children while in school because he could not play hockey in the town of Brantford. He was also smaller than others and students often laughed at his parents. Q-Mack used confidence to counteract bullying. He built confidence by always trying and learning something new. For him something new was new basketball tricks. He now is an award winning basketball freestyler signed by Nike. He is also approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Bullying Registry.
All 400 children were engaged for 2 full hours by Q-Mack. Students were asked to participate, prizes were won and some volunteers learned some tricks. Q-Macks partner entertained the audience with his amazing talents as a beatboxer. He sang, played the harmonica and beatboxed simultaneously! What talent!
The biggest take away from today though was Q-Macks powerful message of working as a team to really change the way we behave in a school. Using safe hands and kind words always to make Eastwood the best school it can be. Q-Mack highlighted our posters and then signed every single one of them in the school so that students would be reminded whenever they saw them. The audience loved the event. Students lined up outside to get an autograph or throw a basketball to Q-Mack. He was awesome.
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