Enfield District School embraces the Virtues ProjectTM. Lynn Anne MacNeil, a parent in our school, introduced Enfield District to the Virtues ProjectTM in 2003. Virtues shape individuals with strong moral character and assist people in leading purposeful lives. They promote consideration, honesty, self-discipline, and respect as well as inspire excellence and commitment in mankind. Virtues help individuals, schools and communities build a climate of tolerance, safety and caring.
The Virtues ProjectTM was founded in 1991 by Linda Kavelin Popov, her husband Dr. Dan Popov and her brother John Kavelin. It was founded in response to rising violence among youth and families.
On a school wide basis, one virtue is highlighted each month. An assembly at the end of the month honours students who have demonstrated this virtue. Some classrooms also have a virtue pick each week and accentuate this virtue on a daily basis. A Virtue Wall of Honour acknowledges students who have been recognized by others for using a virtue. Students are recognized by having their picture taken and displayed. In addition to this, the school's reflection sheet allows a student to consider the virtues that were missing in his/her actions and the virtues that will be used in the future.