Grade 3 - Grade 6

Information on Submitting

New Submission deadline: July 5th, 2013

Voting ends: July 11th, 2013

Introduction Video K-6

We are called to go out in the world to serve others and bring them the Good News. We have a responsibility to God, ourselves, and to others.

Part of our responsibility is looking after our own bodies and the bodies of others. Human beings are made in the image and likeness of God (Gen.1:26). We should treat every body as the image of God. Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor.6:19). We should treat our own bodies and those of others with respect, and “glorify God in your body” (1Cor. 6:20). We should exercise regularly, eat enough but not in excess, eat healthily, and practice healthy and chaste sexuality.

iRespect Video

How do you respect your body and the bodies of others?

Here are a few ideas of what you can do:

  • draw/colour/paint an icon of Christ
  • draw/colour/paint an icon Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (when God took on a human body and nature in the womb of the Theotokos (Mary))
  • take a picture of the meals that you eat
  • make a video about the physical activities you are involved in (soccer team, karate, swimming, camping, etc)
  • find a saint and create a presentation of how that saint had respect for his/her body and the bodies of others
  • find a passage in the Bible that talks about respect for the body
  • make a presentation on saints whose bodies remain intact after death (incorruptible saints)
  • make a presentation about how Jesus respected his body and the body of others
  • make a presentation about how you receive the body and blood of Christ every Sunday at Liturgy
  • write a poem about God saving us through his son, Jesus.

Prize List

The winner’s class will get $100, and winners themselves can choose from a variety of prizes.

The following prizes are for single-person entries (entries that include more than one person will be divided appropriately):

iPod shuffle, $60 iTunes gift card, $60 Apple gift card, $60 iPhone gift card, $60 Chapters gift card, $60 West Edmonton Mall gift card, $60 Chinook Mall (Calgary) gift card, $60 West Edmonton Mall Waterpark gift pass, 4 Movie passes, Lego gift card, soccer ball, colouring books, or an icon.

Submission Examples

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New Submission deadline: July 5th, 2013

Voting ends: July 11th, 2013


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