MP Bossio with the students of the Grade 5/6 class at Deseronto Public School.
Mike Bossio, the Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox & Addington visited students at Deseronto Public School earlier this morning.
Bossio was invited to speak with students in the Grade 5/6 class at the school to discuss his role as a Member of Parliament. The students asked Bossio questions about his roles and responsibilities as a federal politician, what inspired him to run for office, and what he likes the most about being an MP.
Bossio also had the opportunity to hear feedback from the students, and listen to their ideas on how to make Canada a better place to live, work, and play.
During the visit, Bossio took part in the “BURP IT ON” challenge, an initiative started by the Grade 5/6 class to encourage students to be physically active. The first level of the three-level challenge requires participants to complete 50 burpees, 30 push-ups, 15 minutes of cardio, 3 minute planks, 50 tricep dips, 100 squats, and 100 lunges within one week. Upon completion of the challenge, participants must “BURP IT ON” to another school, class, or organization. The Grade 5/6 class’s goal is to challenge 250 schools across the country, and encourage students all across Canada to be physically active and “BURP IT ON”. More information the “BURP IT ON” challenge is available at: www.burpiton4.weebly.com.
The school visit also highlighted the importance of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB). Under the CCB, nine out of ten families receive more help than they did under previous programs. These families saw an average increase of nearly $2,300 in their child benefits in the first year of the program, and each month approximately $5.3 million in CCB payments are distributed to families across the riding of Hastings—Lennox and Addington.
“Having the opportunity to meet with the students at the school today really reminded me of how important it is that we support young families and children,” said Bossio. “The CCB is a huge benefit for so many families and our local economy, and I am proud to be a part of a government that is working hard for Canadian families.”