It’s been a creative and educational few days in the local elementary schools.
The Grade 6s and 7s at Silver Creek Elementary gathered in the gymnasium on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to present their Canadian Heritage Project submissions, which they began nearly a month ago. By combining social studies and language arts, students are hopefully able to connect significant events in history to present-day Canada.
Much like a science fair, each student picks a topic they’re interested in and creates a tri-fold presentation on the subject. And with topics ranging from haunted hotels, the Marathon of Hope, and Maple Syrup, to Superman, the history of Canadian Money, and residential schools, this year’s presentations showed a diversity in student interest.
The event’s top candidates, selected by an impartial panel of school administrators, will have the privilege of presenting their project at the regional Fair, which will be held in Abbotsford.
And last week, on the other side of town, Coquihalla Elementary hosted its annual contest, Coquihalla Idol, which had 11 contestants hit the stage and give it their best.
Open to Grades 3 to 6, the competition was judged by a panel of school administrators and two School District trustees.
Raya Ellan, Myah Tiessen, and Isabelle King won first, second, and third place in the competition, but local businesses donated gifts certificates that were given to all contestants.