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Children’s author inspires Heritage students

Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 at Heritage Elementary School in Huntingdon enjoyed story time with an exceptional guest on Jan. 15 and 16. Renowned children’s author Caroline Barber brought a number of her books to the school, including popular titles such as Zaza en Morceaux, Aux p’tites choses, Timinou, and Le Vol.
The author treated students to a reading of the book of their choice, and encouraged the members of her eager audience to get in touch with their creative side through a series of entertaining activities. “There were several students who came up to me after Caroline’s presentations who spoke with such enthusiasm about their experience,” says teacher Kaylie Bernert, who helped organize the activity.


PHOTO Kaylie Bernert<br >Caroline Barber is the author of several books On Jan 15 and 16 she came to visit Grades 4 5 and 6 at Heritage Elementary School Caroline gave us the option of which book we wanted her to read She asked us for our input on the activity we did with the book It was educational and fun All the classes enjoyed this wonderful and educational treat from Heritage Big thank you Heritage Hayley Hébert Grade 6 student from Heritage Elementary School

The two-day experience with Barber was made possible through the school’s participation in the Culture in the Schools program in partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Education and Higher Education. “This program provides schools with the funding necessary to expose our students to the arts through real-life, hands-on experiences,” Bernert says. In the past, Heritage Elementary has benefited from the program by inviting a professional artist into the school to work with students in creating a mural in the cafeteria.
The Culture in the Schools program also benefits writers and artists by affording them an opportunity to spend time in schools and find inspiration for future projects. A second author, Gabriel Anctil, will be visiting with the younger students from Pre-K to Grade 3 on Feb. 5 and 6. “It is always a great experience for our students,” says Bernert, who suggests the teachers are already looking forward to next month’s visit. (S.R.)

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