Week Without Walls

 

The 10th Annual Week Without Walls took place December 3-7, 2018

From December 3-7, 2018, Trinity College School students and staff took part in the 10th annual Week Without Walls service learning initiative. Every Senior School student and faculty member, along with several staff members, spent the week volunteering at one of nearly 70 community partner sites, or taking part in one of our international service trips: Me to We Ecuador or the Island School. To learn more about this year's event, view a list of our 2018 Community Partners or read the summary below, which includes link to related photo galleries.

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

2018 Week Without Walls: Relive the experience!

467 students. 94 staff members. 65 community partners. One incredible week.

The 10th annual Week Without Walls was an amazing experience for Trinity College School students and staff. From December 4th to 6th every Senior School student and educational staff member, along with many operational staff members, was engaged in service throughout communities both here in Ontario and internationally.

The week wrapped up with a special presentation on Friday, December 7th, which included a chance for our service groups to debrief and to watch the Week Without Walls video created by our student film group as well as a fun video produced by the headmaster. There was also a special appearance by guest speaker Spencer West, a featured presenter at more than 60 WE Day concerts in the past. Mr. West, who lost both of his legs from the pelvis down when he was just five years old, spoke about how everyone can overcome the obstacles in their lives. Students were inspired by his drive to make the world a better place and his message that we all have to capacity to be leaders in the movement for positive change.

We invite you to experience the Week Without Walls. Click on the links below for articles and photo galleries from throughout the week:

Articles

Photo Galleries