Garden Valley Collegiate hosted a year-end Fine Arts Festival from Tuesday, May 26th through Thursday, May 28, 2015. The event celebrated fine arts in the areas of Visual Art, Drama, Film Production, Choir, and Band, and took place upstairs in the new commons area known as "The Zone."
The Grade 5-8 students of Border Valley School as well as the Grade 6 students of Plum Coulee School were entertained and educated recently as they attended a presentation on the RMS Titanic by Claire Goertzen, a Grade 6 teacher from Plum Coulee School.
It was a day of 'Blue and Gold' for Plum Coulee School, as students were visited by three popular Winnipeg Blue Bomber players. Matt Buchnor, Maurice (Moe) Leggett and Teague Sherman dropped by for a visit to the school, and were also accompanied by Bomber mascots Buzz and Boomer.
It's been said that the benefits of teaching drama in school go far beyond the academic gains. In addition to improved self-confidence and public speaking skills, students also learn to be a part of a team and how to work hard through various obstacles to achieve a special final goal.
Mr. Patrick Derksen, a grade 7 & 8 teacher at Border Valley School, has been using drama and theatre productions as a way to engage students and build meaningful connections with the community.