September held a unique surprise for students returning to seven schools of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB). Travis Hall, Career Development Consultant at EMSB, reports that after installation and a successful series of workshops last year, the beehives set up in the spring were now stacked high with boxes filled with frames of honey.
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With an environment steeped in 32 different cultures, L.I.N.K.S. High School in the English Montreal School Board stands out. Multiculturalism now shouts out from a floor-to-ceiling mural depicting the island of Montreal bordered by 32 flags representing the cultures of the school’s students and staff. Working on the mural was a self-learning and teamwork experience.
Everyone has seen them. Those grey metal stacking chairs that fill countless school gyms and auditoriums during assemblies, concerts and parent meetings. But what if they weren’t a dull grey? What if some enterprising young students transformed them into an opportunity to grow and learn more about the possibilities around them?
The future doctors, dentists and other health-care professionals who volunteer with the McGill Community Outreach Projects are on a mission. Their in-class presentations and career-day exhibits promote healthy lifestyles to elementary and high-school students and expose them to the diversity of health-care careers.
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.