Despite the short month, March has been busy at Laurier!
On March 5th, with much fanfare, we unveiled our freshly painted library posts. It has been a long process with the design developed last year, and the painting not completed until this spring. We were absolutely delighted to work with local artist, Mila Kostic www.milakostic.com , who generously donated many hours to work with our student painters. We were also so pleased that our grade 7 student designers who had gone on to Churchill were able to return to see their visions brought to life. With PAC support, we were able to purchase eight seats to encircle the posts, and the result is a vibrant new space for students to gather in the Library Learning Commons!
We finished the term on Friday, March 6th with a rousing performance of taiko drumming by Uzume Taiko. It is wonderful to share these experiences with our Laurier Annex community and we look forward to them joining us each time we welcome a performance to the school.
Since coming back from Spring Break, we have begun our school-wide gymnastics program, hosted author Ashley Spires, and engaged in workshops with UBC students in both engineering and agriculture. A number of classes are also involved in an ongoing series of workshops with the Young Actors Project in Schools.
Last Thursday, we welcomed 3 & 4 year olds and their parents and caregivers to our annual Ready Set Learn event. This important event provides an opportunity for young child and their parents to experience some of the fun play-based activities that will help develop learning readiness skills. We also had a number of our community partners here to speak to parents about community supports for families during the pre-school years.
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