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Nutrition Month features the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together -- with the help of dietitians. Stay tuned! Mme Isenor and Mrs. Armstrong's grade 6 class spent the day learning and celebrating Mi'kmaq culture. They learned about history, culture, traditions, food, song and dance of the Mi'kmaq. This was their fourth cultural day.
Bell is experiencing some phone line issues in Pictou County which may be affecting some of our schools in this area. In recognition of this occasion, the students were encouraged to bring of something to school. Eva Hayden visited some of the students, fielded plenty of interesting questions and made lots of new little friends! Grade seven and eight students from Dr. Teacher, Mike McPherson, who coordinates the visits for the students, is very enthusiastic about the benefits of the Thursday afternoon visits for both the students and the residents.
McPherson tells how he has observed the residents of Glen Haven during the pleasant and fun filled atmosphere created during the visits, and it is obvious they are having a good time. At Great Village Elementary School, students have been learning about empathy and compassion - last week was called Peace Week with special activities planned for each day. This was "Crazy Hair Day" or if your hair was just too crazy, you could choose to wear a hat.
Other activities included swimming, making a fruit kebob snack, and pajama day that included a hot breakfast. In addition to showing empathy to one another, students focused on showing empathy to our animal friends. A parent who works at the SPCA visited the school to share information about the care of animals so students c.
Eligible students must be entering Grade Primary in September Eligible students must be starting Grade Primary in September Tara is student council co-president and a social justice committee member. She is captain of the school soccer and crosscountry teams and sings in the Nova Scotia Youth Choir. As a senior member of the environmental club, she organized a tree-planting event at a community centre.
Tara volunteers at a care facility for seniors and works as a soccer referee. Eligible students must be entering Grade seven in September For application forms, or to learn more about available programs, including storm date for info session please visit:. Celebrate, experience and learn about the rich culture, history, achievements and contributions of people of African descent during African Heritage Month ! Please contact your school directly or visit the Optional French Programs page for more information. Due to school cancellations because of inclement weather on January 30th and January 31st, the exam schedules in CCRSB will be pushed ahead two days.
For example, all exams originally scheduled for January 30th will now be written on Thursday, February 1st. If your exam was originally scheduled for January 31st, it will now be written on February 2nd. The start of Second Semester will now be Tuesday, February 6th. Preprimary registration for Trenton Elementary School has been rescheduled for February 20th, am to pm. Due to the school cancellations due to weather this week, in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, Primary Registration schedules may have changed at your local school.
Below are schedule changes we have been made aware of. When in doubt please contact your local school.
Rescheduled to February 1st. Appointment times for February 1st will remain the same as January 30th. Please call or email to confirm your appointment. Students at Chiganois Elementary School recently gained a whole new respect for each other after watching their peers perform raps that they had written collaboratively. Grade four and five students took on the challenge of writing their own rap songs as part of their Language Arts and Healthy Living programs. Tutors are available, either online or by telephone, for students in any Mathematics course in Grade 9, 10, and 11 see the posters.
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Students can access the Mathematics Tutors Sunday — Thursday from pm — pm. During January 24th — 30th, there are extended hours: pm — pm. Students have been researching, reading stories and doing art work to celebrate this special event. In the Photo the Grade Primary students are getting ready to cut the cake. The position is responsible for supervising students during lunchtime. This is for day-to-day Administrative Assistant work at various sites within the Celtic Family of Schools. This professional learning opportunity, facilitated by Literacy Mentors, focused on guided reading, affording teachers the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue and to make-and-take practical teaching tools for English and French Immersion Programs.
Plans are already underway by the literacy mentors to offer similar sessions over the next few months to support teacher practice. The Student Leadership Team at Chiganois Elementary School consists of a dedicated group of 4th and 5th graders who work on various projects to promote school spirit, with a focus on community service and giving back. They initiated a food drive before the holidays in support of the Colchester Food Bank Association. To kick it off, they organized a Crazy Hair Day and Pajama Day, where participating students were asked to bring a non-perishable item.
The result was lbs of food in donations! Please see below for dates and times of registration for existing Pre-Primary locations:. When winter weather is predicted, CCRSB staff consult with multiple weather forecasts and forecasters, and check on road conditions throughout the school board region via the RCMP and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, as well as our own staff members on the ground in each area, to help make the call to cancel school or for early dismissal.
There is a directive stating that these medals must be based on final grades and not anticipated or predicated grades. Unfortunately, final IB grades are not available until late summer. Students from HNRH made over paper cranes. Enjoy your holiday break, and have a safe and happy New Year!
First day of school in is January 3rd. Afterwords the Grade s as well as their staff and teachers were inspired and enlightened by his words and music. A presentation well worth having! The children donated gifts and the generosity was so overwhelming they were also able to make gift bags as well. During the visit, the students sang Christmas carols, did a raffle draw, had a snack and gave their gifts.
They have collected 25 pairs of socks for those in need! Great Village students had the opportunity to build a gingerbread house from scratch. This year, students made their gingerbread houses in Peace Groups each Peace Group has students from each of the classrooms. Having older and more experienced students available to help the younger students made constructing and decorating the gingerbread houses fun and easy. It takes many volunteers to make this event the success it is each year, both behind the scenes e.
The report also explains how cancellation decisions are made in the winter, and focuses on other good news from a selection of our 70 schools! Construction of the Primary to Grade facility has experienced some unexpected delays. The previous plan was to open in January, Based on the most recent update from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, completion is now anticipated in early spring At the beginning of last December, an unusual visitor from the North Pole arrived in Tatamagouche. He appears to be a combination of the Elf on the Shelf and the travelling gnome.
This visitor has become quite a local celebrity and his name is Bruce in the Spruce. During the month of December he randomly pops up throughout the community at events and businesses to bring Christmas joy. Cumming and M. The position is responsible for supervising students during lunchtime in the pre-primary classroom.
The days are getting colder and with each dip in the thermometer we move one step closer to winter weather: icy roads, snow and freezing rain. For CCRSB schools, winter weather means the potential closure of schools when conditions are considered unsuitable for our students and staff. This report highlights many of the significant initiatives and priorities that have guided our collective efforts as a system over the past year, guided by the Annual Business Plan. We encourage all staff, students, families and communities to take time to honour our veterans by attending a Remembrance Day service tomorrow, or stopping for a moment of reflection.
They wanted to build school spirit within the student body, and they wanted to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. By all accounts, they surpassed both goals. When you walk through the doors of Truro Elementary, you can feel the sense of community. Right away you see the smiles of the children, as well as the adults, and it feels warm and inviting.
Bus 55, driven by Peter Huybers, is running 45 minutes behind schedule this morning, carrying students from Winding River Consolidated and South Colchester Academy. The door was put on display where it could be easily accessed by all students. The door and its display were organized in harmony with its corresponding social pillar — sexual orientation. Students, teachers and staff were thrilled to have the Red Door in their school, with many posing for pictures in front of the door and taking to social media to discuss its significance.
Classroom caps information for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board for the school year is now available. It can be found here. Sean Gower's Bus will be 30 minutes behind schedule taking students to Cobequid Educational Centre this morning. We have also included a video from the first day of school in which young students discuss what they are looking forward to this year. Click here to read the agenda. Please be advised that Bus driven by Joanne Beaver to South Colchester Academy is running 30 minutes late this morning.
Parents, guardians, students, teachers, school staff and other community members who would like to discuss the educational future of African Nova Scotian students in the Amherst area are encouraged to attend. Please be advised that all busses from Upper Stewiacke Elementary are running approximately 30 minutes behind schedule this afternoon. The delay will also impact students from Brookfield Elementary and South Colchester Academy, who share busses with students from Upper Stewiacke Elementary. The National Kids Cancer Ride is one of the biggest and most ambitious charity cycling events on behalf of childhood cancer in the world.
Now in its 10th year, the event began in Vancouver on Sept. Riding in relay style, the selected national riders each cycled more than kms per day, and were joined along the way by thousands of cyclists in major cities across Canada. Parents and guardians of students from Chiganois Elementary are advised that Randy Rutherford's bus, number , is running approximately 20 minutes late due to construction this afternoon. Note: On Thursday, Sept. Regretfully there was an error in the article regarding the status of a science lab at Pictou Academy.
The error has been addressed in the updated article below. We apologize for the error and the confusion it caused. The school is a state-of-the-art learning environment, designed specifically for the needs and interests of elementary school students. Bright colours in hallways and classrooms help keep students upbeat, as does the abundance of natural light and open concept classrooms throughout the building. Schools hosted assemblies and welcomed leaders from First Nations Communities to explain the significance and history of Orange Shirt Day.
The assemblies were opportunities for everyone to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. The doves were giant puppets created and brought to life by students from West Colchester Consolidated. This month we take a look at the new school in Bible Hill, examine the opportunities created by the restructuring of schools in Pictou and provide four pages of coverage on Stand Up. The Stand Up. With students from across CCRSB in attendance and watching via livestream, the message was spread loud and clear. Information about the program will be shared with everyone in attendance.
This is a follow-up to the Community Meeting in New Glasgow and all community members are encouraged and welcome to attend. As we opened our schools this morning, I wanted to take a moment to welcome everyone to the new school year! Our hallways will be filled with students again, some returning for another year while others are here for the first time. The Trenton location will allow for additional children to benefit from the program. The orientation goes from 6 pm to 7 pm at the school, located at Pictou Road. A public tour and official opening are also being planned, and will take place in the near future after the school has opened for the academic year.
Previously, parents and guardians could pre-register their children online or by mailing in a completed application form. There has been much speculation online and in the news about who set up the doors, ever since a purple door appeared in Elmsdale, a blue door in Amherst, a red door in New Glasgow and several doors of varying colours in the Truro area. The new school year is just weeks away, with students, teachers and staff getting ready to return to the classroom.
With this in mind, here is a list of important dates to remember for students and parents during the school year. While you want your kids to enjoy summer vacation, you also need them to be prepared for school when it starts in September. There are numerous ways parents can help children stay classroom ready, especially when it involves doing something fun.
Arts and Crafts: Rainy day forcing your kids indoors? Break out some paper, crayons, glue, Popsicle sticks and rubber bands. See how creative your kids can be and get their imagination working. A couple of weeks ago we presented a list of books that make great summer reading material for junior and high school students. This week we turn our attention to fantastic summer reads for elementary school students.
Hopefully they become part of an enjoyable summer for our elementary students!
Applications will be received for the Program Manager position until Aug. The deadline to apply for an ECE position is Aug. To view, and apply to, the open positions, please visit here. A great way to keep your learning skills sharp over the summer is reading. The provincial pre-primary program will begin in September, To start, 50 pre-primary classes will open in 43 schools across Nova Scotia. Summer is a time for students to relax, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the warm weather. So, how can you have fun and stay ready to jump back into the learning environment when September rolls around?
Try these tips to stay prepared! The Grade 5 student from G. Saunders School in Stellarton won first place, designing a shirt that incorporates the spirit, enthusiasm, and positivity of Special Olympics. Karen Archibald and Linda Hepburn retired on June 30, saying an emotional goodbye to the friends and colleagues they worked alongside for so many years. Marshall was just completing her Grade 11 year at CEC, and had already made significant contributions in the promotion of Aboriginal awareness in her school and community.
So it came as no surprise when Ms. This is a meaningful accomplishment in your lives, and is an accomplishment you earned through hard work, discipline and dedication. You and your parents and guardians should be very proud. I hope you will always look back fondly at the day you received your high school diplomas. A lot of time and energy went into this achievement. Students from Hants North Rural High HNRH in Kennetcook took a creative approach to show their support for those dealing with mental health issues in their school and community.
The mural has been completed and is enjoyed by the entire student body in the school lunchroom. The students who worked on the mural hope it starts a positive conversation around mental health, both inside and outside of the classroom. Hartlen, who has accepted a spot in the Bachelor of Music Program at Acadia University, is a talented trumpet player whose musical ability is matched by his academic achievements.
Sandra Lopez, Lilian Gonzalez and Jose Chachal of the New Hope Foundation in Rabinal, Guatemala visited schools in the community to provide cultural presentations while participating in many extracurricular events. The weekend festivities will celebrate the history of both schools, which are slated to close in January, MacLeod Consolidated School in Stellarton.
Although some departmental cuts had to be initiated, the Board is not expected to see a decrease in its total number of teachers. To read the June report, click here. Students and parents are advised that four busses in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board are running behind schedule this afternoon:. The Achievement Awards recognize students who have contributed to various aspects of student life while maintaining a strong academic standing.
An afternoon of drumming and dance kicked off the celebration, and was enjoyed by everyone on hand. Bus is expected to be approximately 20 minutes late in picking up and dropping off students from Truro Elementary. CEC took home seven championship banners, including the overall Div. Road closures will cause minor bus route changes for some students in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board today and throughout the week.
The bus normally leaves the school at p. Grade 3 and 4 students from Cyrus Eaton Elementary in Pugwash are returning to school following a minor collision between their school bus and a vehicle in the Amherst area earlier this morning. The students were on their way to a field trip at the time of the collision. The field trip has been postponed and a new bus will transport the students back to their school. School staff, as well as Chignecto Family of School transportation staff, are on the scene and all necessary precautions are being taken. There will be a celebration of Bible Hill Central this weekend, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The celebration takes place Saturday, June 10, from 12 p. Each year, the Nova Scotia International Student Program grows, in both the number of students visiting the province and the number of countries from which the students visit. The graduates were saluted recently with a banquet in their honour. Teachers and staff from the school board, as well as members of the public, joined students in raising awareness about racism, equity, respect and acceptance of the things that make us different.
The rally will continue along Park St. Students visited Lowland Gardens to tour their greenhouses and learned about plants, participated in active math and literacy activities outside, and completed a Digital Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. As students work on a real-world project to help better their school and community, this initiative is inspiring them, and getting them closer than ever to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math STEM subjects.
And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Students and staff from across Pictou County are marking the 25th anniversary of the Westray Mine disaster with in-class discussions, by attending ceremonies and learning about the importance of workplace safety. The donation will be used to purchase classroom and technology items including standing desks and spin bikes. The Lodge also makes a yearly donation to the school's Breakfast Program. The students and staff of Upper Stewiacke extend warm thanks and appreciation to the Lodge for the incredibly generous donation!
The Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, it also pays tribute to the dedication and exemplary commitment of volunteers. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge. All of the students had the opportunity to participate in a World Geography class lab, to participate in a tour of the university campus and to eat lunch in the campus dining hall.
It was a great opportunity to visit a university campus and find out more about programs and campus life! On Wednesday April 4, students from Mr. The students made and distributed Easter egg decorations to the tenants and they also performed a song and dance. It was a beautiful day and everyone involved had a fantastic time.
Thank you to those classes for being great community advocates! Everyone came to school wearing blue and participated in a discussion about Autism to help increase awareness and education. The students created a light bulb craft to display, and shared poems, songs and other activities around Autism awareness. Students learned that we are all unique, and also the same. This week's feature: Simon vs. As part of the school wide Restorative Practices, staff at Truro Elementary strive to provide opportunities for students to give back to the community while further developing their character and caring nature.
The SHCCC decided to use some of those funds to provide elementary schools in Cumberland County with books that celebrate diversity and social inclusion, and support personal autonomy and safety. This week's feature: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. Students will be taking part in this incredible ceremony and will gain a better understanding of the historical importance and significance of Vimy Ridge. Students were treated to pancakes and breakfast sausages prepared by their amazing cafeteria team and with help from staff. Cobequid Consolidated Elementary students were excited to have an award-winning singer come speak to them at the end of March!
Students in grades five and six at Trenton Middle School headed to their polling station at their school library today! Of those 18 recommendations, three relating to PowerSchool are being put into effect immediately:. To support coding, as outlined in the Integrated Technology Curriculum, five Spheros and five iPad minis were purchased.
The students also participated in a taste test that featured delicious new egg recipes with the hope that they will be offered in the cafeteria! Both students have worked hard in training to prepare for these games and their hard work is paying off. Earlier this week, Brianna and her teammates earned gold medals in the 4xm snowshoeing relay. While Daniel and his team earned silver medals in their 4xm snowshoeing relay. Young to come to the school for the second time this year.
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Students learned about the traditional Japanese method of printing fish called Gyotaku. Using this technique, students created their own unique fish! Gouthro's Grade Primary class at Walter Duggan Consolidated is buzzing with excitement from the new beebots sent to schools this year! The students have quickly mastered the art of coding with the bees. Students are able to program the bees to travel to letters, numbers or shapes that they have selected from a cloth bag.
The Primary team has also made new mats with extra supplies that was sent with the new material to include words and mazes! They also hosted a dance celebration for the last 15 minutes of the day! The CASEM is a brand new scholarship being offered to students who wish to pursue their musical education. We appreciate the support of the Circle-K in Westville and to everyone who fuelled up their gas tanks! Every Friday until the end of the school year, students from Cyrus Eaton Elementary School will be enjoying a fresh fruit snack at recess!
Through a grant provided by the Cumberland Health Authority, students will be able to enjoy this healthy treat every week. With fruit cups being prepared and served, students can enjoy their fruit and even go back for more! These amazing wooden puzzles will be passed on to the elementary classes within the school. Great work! It is a day meant for unity, reflection, advocacy and action.
People celebrate in any way that they see fit. We can work towards equality and a more gender inclusive world, but only if we are willing to BeBoldForChange. A huge thank you goes out to the staff at Tatamagouche Foodland for their continued support of schools in Tatamagouche. Many thanks to Mr. Crewe for organizing this opportunity for students! Brain Wars challenge the mind with a series of 30 stations each testing a different component or a combination of STEAM science, technology, engineering, arts and math. You can learn more about Brain Wars here. Students explore their own personal style while utilising various elements, materials, and techniques.
February is African Heritage Month. Each week this month we are celebrating the life and contributions of an impactful African Nova Scotian. This week we are focusing on the Honourable Calvin Ruck! Calvin Ruck , born in Sydney, N. His devotion and efforts to improve race relations has left a significant mark in African Nova Scotian history. Classroom teachers who want to improve the teaching and learning environment in Nova Scotia can start to apply online today, Feb 22, to be part of the new Council to Improve Classroom Conditions.
This week we are focusing on Dr. Daurene Lewis! Born and raised in Annapolis Royal, Dr. Daurene Lewis has left a significant impact on the Nova Scotian community. This week we are focusing on Portia White. From Truro, N. Portia broke through the barrier of colour when she became the first African Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim.
Students, parents and guardians are advised that Bus 92, driven by Louise Boudreau, is running 30 minutes behind this morning picking students up for Shubenacadie District Elementary and Riverside Education Centre. Carrie Best. A civil rights activist from New Glasgow, Dr. Carrie Best left a significant footprint on the African Nova Scotian community. The next nine days will be filled with fun winter activities for everyone to enjoy.
The start of the Winter Long John Festival will begin tomorrow at the civic square in Truro with outdoor skating on the new ice surface, refreshments, live entertainment and horse and wagon rides! Through presentations, events, and class work, students learn and honour the significant cultural, historic, economic, scientific and social contributions of African Nova Scotians. The challenge? Students in elementary, junior high, and high school, had to create a video that highlighted school bus safety and what it means to them.
View Caelan's winning entry here! Since October , work has been ongoing to build a new bus garage for the Hants North area. The new garage will replace the previous structure that burned down in March The fire, which resulted in the evacuations of Kennetcook District Elementary, and Hants North Rural High School, started when a truck ignited inside the former bus garage.
There were no injuries from the fire, but the total loss of the garage has caused a ripple effect throughout bussing operations. Parents and guardians are advised that both Amherst Regional High School and Cumberland North Academy are having issues with their phone systems this morning. Should someone need to contact either school on an urgent basis, please call the Chignecto Family of Schools Office at Too often our friends, family members and co-workers deal with mental health issues in silence. Fear of being judged, being made fun of or being stigmatized make it hard for people to ask for help and for others to offer support.
Students, parents and guardians are advised that the planned in-service day for high school students on January 30th will now take place on January 31st. The January 30th in-service day remains in place for elementary and middle school students. The cancellation of school today means that the exam schedule pushes forward by one day for all high schools.
This means that exams scheduled for Friday will now happen on Monday. Click here to read, and watch, the report online! The students will be here for two weeks as part of the Nova Scotia International Student Program, and will be attending Cobequid Educational Centre, while living with host families throughout the area.
This stay not only offers these students an opportunity to experience Canadian culture, it also allows our CCRSB community the opportunity to learn about their culture. Welcome home! Today marks the last day of school for ! CCRSB wishes all staff, students, families and volunteers the very best this holiday season! Here's to a wonderful New Year! We have worked to compile many of the most common questions that parents, guardians and students have with regards to the current strike action by the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
This Frequently Asked Questions FAQ document will be updated as needed to ensure that the most up-to-date answers are available. Click here to read the FAQ. In response, the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board can confirm that planned data submissions to the board for reading levels in elementary grades and a planned Grade 7 Common Math Assessment will not proceed. Why have classes been cancelled for students?
In response to concerns about student safety resulting from the planned NSTU strike action, all school boards in Nova Scotia were directed to cancel classes for students by the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. As of Monday morning, Dec. Earlier today, the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development DEECD announced that classes at all public schools in Nova Scotia are cancelled for students, beginning on Monday, December 5th, and until further notice, due to concerns about student supervision.
CCRSB has been advised that there is a student group organizing possible student walkouts tomorrow, December 2nd. These planned walkouts are not school-organized events, they are not sanctioned by our schools and they will not be supervised by school staff. Students, parents and guardians are advised that Bus 17, driven by Barry Beal, serving Chiganois Elementary, is running 30 minutes behind this morning.
Advocate District School's 10th annual "Christmas by the Sea" dance was a night of fun and prizes for students from grades 6 through 12! The students and staff would like to thank Missy Berry for all her hard work in making this event happen year after year. A big thank-you is also sent out to Councillor Don Fletcher who is instrumental in helping fund this event.
As always, DJ Dave, kept the dance floor rocking! Check out our video for a quick look at the year that was and read the full report for more information. Students at Hants East Rural High School participated in the We Scare Hunger program, gathering pounds of food on Halloween night and donating it to their local foodbanks in Shubenacadie and Enfield.
The NSTU accepted the invitation. This month's Super's Report focuses on: - The benefits of embedded collaborative time for staff and students in our elementary schools on page 1. Video - Provincial and national recognition for our educators! In late October students at Junction Road Elementary got together as a whole school to celebrate Mi'kmaq History Month during the school-wide, monthly assembly.
Patriquin's Grade 3 class was responsible for organizing the October assembly and did a wonderful job! Schools across CCRSB paid tribute to those who have served and continue to serve to bring freedom to people around the world. There were approximately 60 Student Council members who went all over Truro and collected lbs in non-perishable food items. Their donations are a huge help for the families that need it, and the students would like to thank all the people who helped make their efforts so successful.
The almost 40 middle school students were joined by teachers and school staff, as well as Ron Turnbull, Celtic Family of Schools Supervisor, and special guests Henderson and Carol Paris. Throughout the month of October, classes at South Colchester Academy worked to create Mi'kmaq History Month displays to demonstrate the ongoing cultural, societal and historical contributions of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia. Spencer's Grade 12 Sociology Class created a winning display after visiting Shortt's Lake to collect items.
Students spent time with the residents connecting over candy and costumes! Many families, students and staff chose to fuel up the specially marked "CCJHS" pump that directed 2. The money collected will be used to directly support important areas of need, including the school Breakfast Program, the Lunch Program, the Life Skills Program and the school Music Program.
Earlier this month students at Advocate District School got in the "Canada " spirit by planting Canada tulip bulbs around the school flag pole. Students also sprinkled Poppy seeds in the new flower bed. Special thanks to all those who donated soil, bulbs and helped out! On October 17th, the garden club at West Pictou celebrated their harvest by preparing and cooking.
Chef Courtney had an wonderful talk with students about the importance of growing their own veggies and being able to cook their own produce: this way we know where our food comes from. Students formed into groups and, with Chey Courtney's help, chose a menu that they liked and then prepared a feast! Potential job actions can range from a province-wide strike to work-to-rule. The Hunger Games is a fun-filled, yearly competition to both raise awareness and donate items to the Pictou West Food Bank.
This year PA students gathered a grand total of items to donate to the food bank.