Monthly Archives: December 2014

UNICEF club Christmas Post Office

Posted by Peter MUIR

UniceflogoThe Christmas Post Office is back!  Brought to you by the DC UNICEF Club, it will be open this week from Monday to Thursday morning before LT and during recess. Take this opportunity to send a holiday greeting to a classmate, friend or teacher!  The UNICEF Club will be selling note paper and envelopes – all you need to do is write a note and let us deliver it. Candy canes and chocolate will also be available for purchase to send.

Please come along and support the group – all profits will go towards the children of South Sudan. Through UNICEF, the funds raised will go towards providing disadvantaged children with food and nutrition supplies, providing resources for aid response teams, medical assistance, hygiene and sanitation, as well as disease prevention.

DB Recycling Day – poster design

Posted by Peter MUIR

DRrecylingdayThe DB community wide Recycling Day is being held on the 18th of January in the plaza. The aim is to educate DB about the recycling in our community, raise awareness and knowledge.  The organisers are looking for somebody to design a poster to advertise and promote the event.

Details to include in the poster include:

-Main Plaza
-11am till 5pm
-Live performances
-Eco friendly shopping
-Great band

Please email DB Green DC Ambassadors Riona and Sophie and and

Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge

Posted by Peter MUIR

Get involved in supporting literacy in different parts of the world by getting making bookmarks.

Illiteracy can lead to poverty, low self-esteem and isolation, poor health, unemployment / weak economies, inequality and more. Worldwide, 250 million children of primary school age cannot read or write—whether they attend school or not. More than 30 million girls are out of school today and children from the poorest 20% of the population are four times more likely to be out of school than their wealthier peers. So take action and see change right now!

The Student’s Rebuild Literacy Challenge asks you to make and mail in a bookmark, and for each bookmark you send, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $1 (up to $300,000 total) to Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program in Latin America (Peru), Africa (Mali) and Asia (Nepal). The more bookmarks you send, the more children you’ll help!  Visit the event website for registration details and more.
students rebuild logo

International Volunteer Day

Posted by Peter MUIR

Today, December 5th, is International Volunteer Day – a global celebration of volunteerism, honoring people’s participation in making a change at all levels. This day not only celebrates volunteerism in all its facets, but also pays a special tribute to people’s participation in making a difference – locally, nationally and globally. To learn more about the day, how you can get involved, or ideas about volunteering and engaging in your community, click on the event website.


Posted by Peter MUIR

Brickshare is a project started by 13-year-old Alex Triestman that aims to support homeless students in near his home town in the US. It supplies homeless kids with what he calls Brickbots – toys made out used Lego pieces. He started his project with a weskit, and making contact withvarious non- profits that help homeless students. His first collection drive saw him collect thousands of pieces of lego, with which he and his friends made250 Brickbots with his friends. He also collected 200 new Lego small sets in the process as well as US$1600 in donations. Alex now leads a group of around 50 young students collecting pieces of lego and donations, and is getting further support through his use of social media, his website, and email. He aims to get more students involved, with his long range plan being to take Brickshare global, since all kids LOVE Legos and most kids have a baggie of broken pieces.

Why not start up you own Brickshare group here in DC?