Thames Valley District School Board

2016 Annual Report

Do 1 Thing Challenge


For the second year in a row, Thames Valley schools participated in the Do 1 Thing Challenge and focussed on innovative solutions to improve the living and learning cultures that support student achievement.


The Do 1 Thing Challenge encourages students and staff to actualize their big ideas and realize that everyone has the power to make things better in their schools and communities. According to Matt Sereda, Culture for Learning – Learning Coordinator, the Do 1 Thing Challenge is an opportunity to highlight the great work that students and staff in Thames Valley are doing to enhance the school cultures that they want to learn and work in. Students and teachers have shown that they have really connected with the idea that individually we might not be able to change the world, but that we can all do one thing to make things better in schools and in our communities.


As part of the challenge, schools have started a range of initiatives, including food banks in their schools to support students that come to school hungry and organizing mental health and well-being initiatives that highlight the importance of well-being as foundational to student success.