Week Without Walls

 

Our 9th Annual Week Without Walls will take place December 4-8, 2017

From December 5-9, 2016 Trinity College School students and staff took part in the eighth annual Week Without Walls service learning initiative. To learn more about last year's event, view a list of our 2016 Community Partners. Scroll down to see photos and learn more about our week of service which also included two international service trips!

Week Without Walls is a program through which students engage in community service opportunities, taking service learning outside the classroom and helping students to embrace their potential to make a difference. Initiated in 2009, the annual Week Without Walls is part of the School's comprehensive service learning program, which supports our mission of “developing habits of the heart and mind for a life of purpose and service.” It complements other projects such as: our three annual community service days, WE Day, work with organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Coats for Kids and more, but has the added benefit of allowing students to “learn by doing” within their communities.

“Initiatives like Week Without Walls illustrate that even small actions can help change the world by planting the seed of global citizenship and social responsibility.” Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder, Free The Children

2016 Week Without Walls: Share the experience!

What an incredible week of service learning at Trinity College School! With the wrap-up of the eighth annual Week Without Walls on Friday, December 9th, students and staff looked back on an amazing week of serving in the community.

The week of December 5th to 9th, every Senior School student and faculty member, as well as several staff members, volunteered their time at one of more than 60 community partners in Northumberland, Durham, Quinte, Peterborough or Toronto. Then, on Friday, students debriefed in their groups, creating action plans for the future and also listening to inspirational guest speaker Morgan Wienberg, co-founder of the Haiti-based organization Little Footprints, Big Steps.

On the weekend, we welcomed back students and staff taking part in two international service trips in conjunction with the Week Without Walls: our Ecuador ME to WE Trips group, and our Island School environmental science and service group.

You can experience the Week Without Walls too! Click on the links below for articles and photos from the week:

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