ThinkFirst is pleased to announce this year’s Semi-Finalist Entries to the “I ThinkFirst!” Contest! Thank you to all those who submitted their creative project, telling us how they think first before participating in their favourite activities at home, school, and play. We are thrilled that so many Canadian children and youth are choosing to use their minds to protect their bodies and staying safe while having fun.
The 2011/12 “I ThinkFirst!” Contest Semi-Finalists are:
Congratulations to all Semi-Finalists!
ThinkFirst Pensez d’Abord Canada is pleased to announce the winners of their first “I ThinkFirst!” Contest! We were delighted to receive over 100 submissions from students across the country. In the inaugural year of the contest, we are excited to reward each student in participating classrooms with a free helmet! All classrooms will also receive additional teaching resources to support learning about injury prevention.
The top five “I ThinkFirst!” Contest winners are (click on the names to view the winning submission):
With generous support from TD Bank Group, the “I ThinkFirst!” Contest launched in 2010/11 as a way to hear back from kids about TD ThinkFirst For Kids (TD TFFK). TD TFFK is an educational program that provides fun, interactive lessons and activities for children in Kindergarten to grade 8 about injury prevention. The TD TFFK program is available free of charge to teachers and public health workers and can be ordered on our resources page.
Congratulations to all participating students! Your work showed great creativity and commitment to injury prevention. We hope you continue to stay safe, think first, and have fun!
To read the full media release click here.
“The ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada and TD Bank Group are thrilled to announce the winning submissions to the first annual “I ThinkFirst!” Contest! Thank you to all of the participating classrooms and individual students who submitted their creative art projects. The work received showed great creativity and enthusiasm for spreading the injury prevention message.
We are delighted that so many young Canadians are choosing to think first and empower themselves with the tools they need to prevent injury, while continuing to enjoy their favourite activities.
ThinkFirst received over 100 submissions from students across Canada and below are the top 17 semi-finalists. Congratulations to all entrants!”
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Thank you to everyone who submitted creative pieces to the I ThinkFirst! Contest - we will be reviewing entries and selecting winners in the upcoming months. Stay tuned to see the winning entries from children and youth across Canada.
Tell us why you ThinkFirst and you could win helmets for you entire classroom!
Injury is the leading cause of preventable death for Canadian children and youth. Traumatic brain and spinal injuries are among the most devastating with 50% of fatal injuries being brain injuries.
The good news is that most injuries are predictable and preventable. In fact, protection can be as easy as wearing a properly fitted helmet or buckling up in cars.
Through our longtime partnership with TD we have been promoting child safety across Canada through the dissemination of our school based program. Building on students' knowledge of TD ThinkFirst For Kids, we would like to invite kids across Canada to tell us why they think first.
We invite students to submit creative art projects explaining in their own words how and why they think first before engaging in sport, recreation, and/or play. The creative art projects can include photos, paintings, videos, poems, posters, short stories, songs, or collages. For example, students can submit video clips demonstrating proper helmet use as outlined in the TD ThinkFirst For Kids lesson plans. These testimonial projects will highlight the importance of brain and spinal cord injury prevention to be featured on the ThinkFirst website, secondary social networking sites, media releases, and publications.
By submitting a creative art project, entrants have a chance to win helmets for themselves or helmets for their entire class. We believe this awareness campaign and contest will help make childhood injury top of mind for Canadians. This contest is intended to support healthy active living while also serving as a tool to educate kids, families, and communities about safe sport and recreation participation, such as wearing properly fitted gear.
Tell us how you ThinkFirst at school, at home, or on the road!
Students and Classrooms...
Send us your creative art projects and you could win helmets for your entire classroom!
For example, students can submit video clips telling us why they wear a helmet, why they want their friends to wear a helmet and/or demonstrating proper helmet use as outlined in TD TFFK lesson plans.
ThinkFirst is thrilled to know that TD ThinkFirst For Kids has made its way into schools across Canada and we want to know what you do to stay safe.
Please click here for all the contest details. Click here to download a poster of the contest for your school or classroom. If you would like to learn more about TD ThinkFirst For Kids please click here.
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