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Literacy Week Archeology Dig – Read, Do, Analyse, Write

Riverside Regional Elementary School within the Central Québec School Board (CQSB) celebrates Literacy Week annually in March with innovative activities and contests that promote reading and writing. Here’s how a 2015 archeology-based project, funded by ALDI, engaged students, staff, and the community in a hands-on learning experience sandwiched between reading and writing activities.

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Golden voices, golden opportunity

The close-to-200 students from the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board participating in the international production of “The Golden Touch” children’s book and CD have songs in their hearts, stars in their eyes and then some. Their commitment has immersed them in the world of professional music and earned them the experience of a lifetime.

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No shortcuts in bagel-making. . . or life

Students at Perspectives 1, an EMSB outreach school, had an inspiring lesson on entrepreneurship and hard work from Vince Morena, a co-owner of Montréal’s famed St-Viateur Bagel. Exposing students to a local success story is one way GOAL contributes to their self-discovery and career exploration.

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TOKW fast-forwards students into the future

On the 20th anniversary of Take Our Kids to Work™ Day, a young man from CQSB’s St. Patrick’s High School shadowed none other than the Education minister, Yves Bolduc, while a young woman from EMSB’s Royal West Academy learned what it’s like to be an executive at L’Oréal Canada.

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It takes a dream to feed a village

When four students at Mecatina School started growing hydroponic lettuce and herbs as their entry in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, they joked with teacher Chris Wong about one day supplying the entire Lower North Shore with fresh produce. Just a few months later, they’ve shown how viable that idea could be.

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