Grade 8 students entering 'Canada's Coolest School Trip' with cultural awareness project

By Brittney Matejka
January 12, 2018 - 4:49pm Updated: January 12, 2018 - 7:23pm


MEDICINE HAT, AB. - A class at Dr. Roy Wilson Learning Centre is putting together an application for Canada’s Coolest School Trip.

The Grade 8 students are putting together an application to win an all expenses paid trip to a number of Parks Canada locations in Ontario including Thousand Islands National Park, Laurier House National Historic Site, the Rideau Canal National Historic Site and Fort Wellington National Historic Site.

The entry needs to include a five photo essay about an environmental, historical or cultural stewardship activity they have participated in.

Karleigh Drever is one of the students working on the project. She explained the class organized a powwow for the entire school to attend and share in cultural awareness. They invited members of the Siksika First Nation to share their stories and traditional dances.

"We are hoping to capture pictures of them, actions shots of them dancing and the school being involved with them,” she said.

Drever hopes the cultural creativity of her class will help them pull ahead in the contest.

"With our project, we've incorporated a cultural piece into it,” she said. “I think will help us stand out compared to the other schools who are entering.”

The winners of the Canada wide contest will be announced at the end of March. 

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