Natalie Reynolds | Mar 31, 2016
Several members of the Grade 10 Art class visited The Glass House in Kingston on March 10. Students learned how to cut, grind, foil, solder and polish stained glass, in order to make a sun-catcher. The trip was subsidized by the Guild Fund, which is donated by the North Addington Guild to promote the Arts at NAEC.
NAEC’s “Speak Up” Grant Successful
North Addington Education Centre’s Safe Society applied for a “Speak Up” grant from the Ministry of Education, and were successful in securing a $2,500 grant. The application was spear-headed by Emma Fuller, with input from core Safe Society members Mackenzie Johnson, Selena Pelicos, Harley Brown, Devin Gagne-Baldacchin, Sierra Baldacchin, Tory Tryon, and Olivia Douglas. The funds will be used for various initiatives over the next two school years. Members plan to invite speakers, plan trips, and organize events to address issues of equality based on gender, ability and ethnic origins. The Safe Society is a group of students who believe that school should be welcoming and safe for all, and who are interested in social justice.
Beyond The Hurt at NAEC
The Red Cross ran a “Beyond the Hurt” workshop at NAEC on March 7 and 8. Beyond the Hurt is a bullying and harassment prevention program that builds capacity within schools to achieve and maintain a positive school climate. It empowers youth with the knowledge and leadership skills to take an active role in a safe and respectful school culture. Youth facilitators were Selena Pelicos, Brianna Bolduc, Alex Flagler, Camille Cote, Olivia Bence and Mackenzie Johnson. Staff advisors were Mr. Kerr and Ms. Harnden. This initiative was one of the projects taken on by the Safe Society at NAEC.
Day of Pink at NAEC
NAEC is planning to celebrate the International Day of Pink on April 13. The Safe Society is working on a small presentation for the assembly. Members of the community are invited to attend. Details will follow.