Mira Buckle, a Grade 10 student at Corner Brook Regional High School, is delivering an important message to local Grade 4-6 students with her interactive performance “The Digital Citizenship Project.” Buckle received a $1,500 grant from Taking It Global, a Canadian organization that engages youth to tackle global issues, to develop the 20-minute play that addresses potential problems associated with the prevalence of digital technology use and teaches young people to make positive choices when using devices and engaging on social media.
The play is followed by a question and answer session. Buckle’s project is also supported by the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and Grenfell Campus, Memorial University and the 15-year-old’s plan is to deliver it to schools throughout the western region in the next two years.
Buckle and her supporting cast of students from Corner Brook Intermediate School delivered the project to a group of Grade 6 students at Eastside Elementary in Corner Brook Tuesday.
It was also performed at Sacred Heart Elementary Tuesday and will be brought to both J.J. Curling Elementary and C.C. Loughlin Elementary today.