Students were over the moon excited about the new gym equipment that was made possible through an Aboriginal Sport grant. We used the money to buy equipment that helps all learners improve basic motor skills.
Students of Elsipogtog School started the year off painting a rock with the new Art teacher, Ms. Roberts. The rocks were painted with beautiful colors, designs and positive messages from children grades K to 8. Many of the rocks were taken home, while some were hidden in the community or placed in the community garden. The hope of the project was to brighten someone’s day which was definitely achieved by all the smiling faces of students.
A big thank you goes out to the staff and students of Elsipogtog School for making the Kent County Chapter of the Council of Canadians' first Earth Day Student Art Show such a success. We had 160 entries and, due to the support of the staff, a large number of these came from Elsipogtog School. The council is so encouraged by this that we will, most likely, try to make it an annual event.
As an extension to Nutrition month in March, Elsipogtog School is continuing the Healthy Snack Challenge from now until the end of the school year. Each day students who eat a fruit or vegetable during their snack time will be entered in the weekly draw.