6 minute video of the Club G story
was our first project. The students named it Club G after Ges
son. It is a recess and noon-time social group
organized in 2011 by Grade 4 students for their classmate who was
socially isolated, who physically couldn't keep up on the playground,
and who, despite understanding, had no intelligible speech. It
was created for him, but we quickly realized that it wasn't just
about him. It was about everyone involved, what they
learned about themselves, and how it changed us all.
Follow this link to the Club G Book
Resources on friendship groups like Club G
Start Your Own Club GLinks to....
What we learned from Club G
Some Friendship and Social Skills Books and Organizations
Vancouver Area Organizations that Facilitate Friendship Groups
Club G wins 2015 National Inclusive Education Award
Club G Story in Canada's Globe & Mail national newspaper
Club G on the Dalai Lama Center's Blog
Club G on the local School District's website
Club G photos courtesy of Wendy Holtan.