Students at schools in PEI are in for a treat next week when they receive a visit from 6-time Guinness World Record holder Rob “Frisbee Rob” McLeod, who is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador from Calgary.

“Frisbee Rob” McLeod will be challenging students to “Get Unplugg’d“, inspiring them to be their best self, and teaching them what’s possible with frisbee.

Rob’s schedule:

  • Mon, Sept 9: West Kent Elementary (Charlottetown)
  • Tues, Sept 10: O’Leary Elementary (O’Leary)

Rob’s presentation includes messages about Physical Literacy (the dangers of early sport specialization), Resiliency (not giving up and learning from failure), Kindness (focusing on being kind rather than on stopping bullying), and Getting Unplugg’d (less time in front of a screen and more time with people).

Rob is concerned about the amount of time that kids are spending in front of a screen (the average kid spends 8 hours a day in front of a screen and 3 hours playing video games). Rob will give every student his Unplugg’d Challenge, to track each day they go without a screen in their bedroom, at the dinner table, and one hour before bed. So far, Rob has challenged hundreds of schools and thousands of kids. Find out more at http://www.unpluggd.ca.

The more time kids spend with their friends and family, away from screens, the more they develop empathy, so by getting Unplugg’d, people actually become more empathetic. Unplugging = Kindness.