Blog entry And the winner is...
For the month of November, Canadian schools battled it out for the Canadian Freerice School Challenge organized by the World Food Programme and our Canadian Ambassador against hunger and CBC Television presenter, George Strombolopolous.
With 20 schools taking part, the winning group is the St. Mary Catholic School in Brantford, despite the group joining only 7 days before the close of the month-long challenge! While many of the school's students felt they'd never catch up with the lead teams, their determination (and hours of playing) put them in first place.
The school raised a total was of 1,307,490 grains with 66 members participating. A clear victory!
They win a specially designed school plaque donated by George. He is also signing and donating 10 Freerice t-shirts for the top Freericers in the group.
The real winners however, are the people of Cambodia who will receive the rice earned by all the schools. In total, the competition in Canada earned 3,755,220 grains of rice. This means that by rising to the challenge, students were able to feed nearly 200 people who would otherwise have nothing to eat. Congratulations and well done Canada!
Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to WFP.org
I will introduce this website to all my friends ! it is a good time for all of us to help poor families from all over the world.
Great job! Wish my school could do that too!
i am so happy for my school :)
Wonderful, awesome, keep it up,
seriously get this competiton in the U>S
i just started.
and i'm planning onto attaining atleast 10k points everyday, even during school days.
or more :)
I'm quiting all my games, and playing this.
i will benefit in either ways.
Good job guys!
Wish my school could do that,Im in Indiana!
im trying to make my school do this
I agree that you should bring the competitions to the US. I would definitely get my school involved!
I agree that you should bring the competition to the US. There are SO many more people and schools and I would DEFINITELY bring my school into it!
yay some kid are going to thank yall for doing
great gob !!!!!!
Cool, Good job guys!
Now, BRING THE COMPETITIONS TO THE US!
I just began today and have almost 4000 grains. I hope my school will be as motivated as you.
SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND THNX 4 HELPING!!!
GREAT JOB!! We need lots of people like u guys to make the world a better place...... THNX 4 caring!!!
Can we get something like this going in the US?? I'm in.
I wish my school would help fight hunger by doing this.
My school came in 2nd place. Our school only has 84 students from Junior K to grade 8. The teacher from St. Mary's wrote to me to say how tense we made her kids and how the competition really brought out the best in both our schools. We were sad to lose, (by 100 000 grains!) but the real winners were the children that were fed!
I am so proud of everyone who plays. Keep up the good work and remember why we are doing it!
Ahhh...They worked hard to prove it! I congratulate all of you for the effort! My school does this, but we have no group :(... time to make one!!! Anyway Gratz and nice banner!!
3 million grains only feeds 200 people?
i wish my school did this
smiles,The actual Hannah Montanah
way to go. i wished my school did this! FREE RICE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My school came in 4th( chsps, logo as a ram)! And were in rural Alberta!(our school has 300 people tops) That's pretty good!
Very classy! Nice plaque, too. Great stuff!
I wish my school did this. Freericers, follow me on my new twitter i created to inform people about all kinds of charities. inspirechange3
wow. that is a underdog win for them
That is so neat!
Way to go!!!!
first to comment! yea hoo. anyway please join my groups people. and add me as a friend too!
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