Over 1,300 Gr.9s ‘Go to Work’

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November 24, 2015

Over 1,300 Gr.9s ‘Go to Work’

(Abbotsford) — The National Take Our Kids To Work day drew large participation in Abbotsford School District earlier this month, with over 1,300 grade 9’s from every secondary school involved. The annual event sees students hosted by parents, friends, relatives and volunteers at workplaces every November. The program supports career development by helping students connect school, the world of work, and their own futures. Across the country more than 250,000 students and 75,000 organizations participate in Take Our Kids to Work day each year, spanning every province and territory.

As an assignment, participating Abbotsford students had to provide a photo and/or video account of their day at work, which were then assessed and judged. Top prizes went to:

  • 1st Prize: Hayden Fast, from  Robert Bateman Secondary, who received an iPad Mini
  • 2nd Prize: Josh Watkins, from Robert Bateman Secondary, who received a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy

The annual event is coordinated locally by the district Career Programs, and produced nationally by The Learning Partnership. More information regarding the national event can be found at:  www.thelearningpartnership.ca/what-we-do/student-programs/take-our-kids-to-work

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(ATTACHED PHOTO CAPTION: Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service member Wade Wood, Yale Secondary students Parker Wood and Owen Dececco, and Yale Career Facilitator Clayton Radons during a visit to the school.)


Dave Stephen
Manager, Communications,
Abbotsford School District
604.859.4891, ext. 1206


Patricia Tebbutt,
District Principal, Career Programs
Abbotsford School District
604.504.4618, ext.1853

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