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Look to the Mountain students are presently taking a First Aid and CPR course in association with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Students are keen to learn new skills and to put them to use in both their job placements and in a wilderness setting if an emergency may arise.
To be held at the Eastern Townships Learning Centre. 1700, Rue College, Door 11, Sherbrooke, J1M 0C8 on Wednesday, November 13th 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
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BU students and Look to the Mountain students worked together on a variety of low ropes initiatives while creating belonging, learning from each other and learning about untraditional education methods.
Students and teachers worked on building community and learning new skills, as backpacking was a first for many of our students.
We were greeted by snow at the 5 kilometer mark to the peak and learned about astronomy at the interactive Astrolab.
On June 6th, Look to the Mountain celebrated the accomplishments of our students throughout the year. Parents and Guardians attended along with staff, members of Student Services and Special Education at the Eastern Townships School Board making the ceremony that much more special.
Students were recognized for their commitment and dedication to the Circle of Courage values of Belonging (awarded to Abbygail Deslauriers), Independence (awarded to Isaiah Fischer), Mastery (awarded to Marc-Olivier Leblanc) and Generosity (awarded to Stephen Wright).
Finally, the GOLDEN PADDLE award was given to Michael Harrison-Simoneau who embodies the Circle of Courage philosophy on a daily basis.
After 45 km, 6 portages and enough mosquitoes and black flies to last us a lifetime, a small group of Look to the Mountain participants demonstrated their Mastery and Independence on our five-day canoe trip to Réserve Faunique La Vérendrye. Bravo gang!
It was our students turn to visit their host community in Hazelton B.C on a YMCA Exchange, May 16th to 22nd. Our students’ experience proved to be rich in Gitxsan culture, nature and friendships that were developed in March while in Quebec.
Students and teachers spent their time with host families, on nature walks, and experiencing the Gitxsan culture through dance, tours, rituals and meals.
This past month, students worked with Abenaki and Gitxsan Elders learning to make hand drums.
Gitxsan Elder, Art Wilson, shared his artistic talents by drawing North-West Coast art on each individual drum; animals and birds chosen by the students. Students spent their days, making and painting their drums with Art’s guidance.
Our visitors from the Hazelton B.C area have come and gone, leaving behind wonderful memories and lasting relationships. We had a great week with our new friends! Activities included:
Day 3: Hazelton area and Eastern Township students worked on their teamwork abilities through various low ropes initiatives on the LttM property. Also, students volunteered their time cutting branches, stacking wood and clearing brush.
Day 4: Snow Day! Time at home with host families.
Day 6: The day was spent at Jouvence Outdoor Education Centre where we went cross-country skiing, tubing and played broom ball.