January: New beginnings, fun-filled adventures for Living & Learning School students

  • Jan. 27, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by the school–We have been back to school in Queen Charlotte now for a few weeks, projects are underway, children are busy with their creations and learning new skills. Once a month the school has an “All-school Monday” where all the children (grades k-8) participate in an event to learn and share together. Monday was one of those days, the children are heading off to the Haida Gwaii Museum to try their hand at felting, inspired and taught by one of our local artists Kiki van der Heiden who also has a installation on in this location until the end of February. Some of the other school Monday’s have included music demonstrations, mushroom picking, visiting local beaches i.e. North Beach and Grey Bay, Art Projects and more.While the students are visiting the beach or working on art, they are learning the specifics and details of their surroundings i.e. types of rock found on our island and wildlife that is specific to our area or what types of mushrooms grow where and why etc. Learning and fun combined!The L&L School will also be providing food and snacks at the concession for the movie Friday (Jan. 27), at the QC community hall 7-9 pm. Come and check out the delicious treats; all funding goes towards school projects.The Living and Learning School is Haida Gwaii’s independent K-7 school, located in Queen Charlotte at 220 Bay Street (down the road from the library) on a beautiful beach-front property. It is a parent-run school that’s been offering alternative education since 1994. Our school focuses on student centered learning, hands on experiences, and environmental stewardship.Feel free to contact Bobbi-Lee at the school, 559-8757 if you are interested in supporting a school Monday with your local talent and expertise or would just like to have a tour of our beautiful learning centre!We have more in the works, so check back each month to see what’s happening and how you can join into our fun. Spring around the corner will bring flowers and food and much more.

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