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Sharbot Lake Public School Cornerstone Projectby Jeff Green
Photo: Sharbot Lake PS student hard at work on the Cornerstone Project.
With Sharbot Lake Public School facing closure after next year, grade 5-6 teacher Aaron West decided that something should be done to commemorate the history of the school.
He was successful in an application to the Limestone Learning Foundation for an I-pad and a MacBook computer, which his students are putting to use this month gathering an oral history of the school for inclusion on a website that will be dedicated to what he is calling the Cornerstone Project.
“The students are going to be recording their own memories of the time they have spent here, both through digital video and audio recordings, as well as through written submissions that will be included on the site,” said Aaron West. “It will not only be an opportunity for them to share their memories, it will also give them some experience using digital technology and work on creating a website.”
In addition to collecting the memories of current students, Mr. West’s grade 5-6 class is also putting a call out to former students, teachers and staff from the Shabot Lake Public School to come forward with their own stories. This can be done through written submissions, physical or digital photographs, or other means.
“SLPS alumni are also welcome to come in and tell their stories directly, and the students will record them using the I-pad technology,” said West. “We can handle all sorts of different submissions, and will build out the site to accommodate whatever comes in.”
Anyone interested in making a submission is invited to contact the school directly at 613-279-2103, and ask for either Aaron West or Sarah Andre.