Dr. Wilbert Keon School students celebrate learning

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Colleen Fleming, teacher, and Janet Fleury, parent, work on a doll for the Mandala with the help of students.

Peter L.Smith



Colleen Fleming, teacher, and Janet Fleury, parent, work on a doll for the Mandala with the help of students.

Peter L.Smith

L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES – Students and staff at Dr. Wilbert Keon school opened their doors to the public, May 7, for their Spring Celebration of Learning. The elementary school’s auditorium was filled with many        projects for children to participate in and Kindergarten students created a display of what it meant to them to be a Canadian. In addition, children from grades one to eight each wrote a ‘Letter to the World’ regarding an issue of concern, such as violence. The school received a grant for the project.
Mandala weaving, an ancient sacred art form that is said to promote positive change, was another project in which students and adults participated. Participants created a small doll with the help of a student, which was then added to others in the Mandala Circle. The circle will continue to grow as    students from nine other schools are expected to  submit a Mandala to the existing creation.
The kindergarten class performed a short French play entitled ‘Les Trois Petits Cochons’ and ‘l’Arbre Magique’ to        parents and fellow students in the high school auditorium and music students from various grades performed outside during the           afternoon.
In conclusion, Principal Neil Fleming and teacher Allyson McLaughlin spoke briefly about the grade seven class’ Commonwealth project and what it meant to their school.