McCulloch Education Centre has partnered with well-known children’s author Sheree Fitch to work with both students and staff. Sheree has conducted workshops with teachers afterschool, and will be working directly with students in their classes on improving their writing abilities. Sheree’s enthusiasm for writing is contagious and the whole school is excited about working with her. By year’s end, MEC hopes to publish an anthology of student and teacher writing, highlighting the work with Sheree this past year.
On February 1st, African Nova Scotian students from West End Memorial and Junction Road Elementary attended the African Heritage Month Launch and Poster Unveiling with host Warden A. Gillis, Municipality of Cumberland & CANSA. The unveiling took place at the Dr.Carson & Marion Community Center in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Students also enjoyed some Jamaican Cuisine!
Did you know that at Winding River Consolidated they start each morning with a school-wide “Write Away” time? These dedicated 15 minutes each day helps improve literacy and sparks the creative process. CCRCE’s Regional Executive Director, Gary Adams, stopped in to join the “Write-Away” session.
Bible Hill Consolidated opened its doors and welcomed its families to come in and share a book with students. Families snuggled up throughout the school to read and celebrate Family Literacy Day.
The Physics 11 class from Amherst Regional High School had a great time teaching Mrs. Devine’s grade 6 class about energy and how electricity is generated in renewable and non-renewable ways. The students were wonderful role models for the younger students. The students learned and practiced their new skills by planning and carrying out their lessons.
Students at Scotsburn Elementary celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a school march and an assembly paying tribute to the impact he had on the world. Celebrations were capped off with a cake to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday.