In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day, and in alignment with the CBE Education Plan, Emily Follensbee School acknowledges and supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action, and makes the following commitment to action for the 2021-2022 school year:
In an effort to create a physical commitment to truth and reconciliation, our school is creating a Heartgarden to honour those Indigenous children and families whose lives were, and continue to be, impacted by residential schools. In making our commitment, Call to Action #63, offered inspiration.
Our students and staff painted rocks that border a heart-shaped garden located in our Cliffside outdoor learning area. This garden will eventually be filled with plants indigenous to Alberta and used by the First Nations.
We have been having a splashing great time in our therapy Pool! Fortunately, our Therapy Pool has remained open since December. The water is such a fantastic learning environment. The warmth of the water relaxes muscles, which allows an increase of range of motion. Movements are possible in the water that may not be possible on land.
A BIG thank you to all of the Emily Follensbee staff who have brought our students to the pool. There are so many steps this year to safely allow our students into the pool, but so worth it once you see their big smiles and how much they can accomplish in the water. They have so much fun!
All students have been participating in our Kilo-Swim Competition. Certificates have been sent home as students completed a kilometre of the pool. A certificate will be coming home at the end of June with the total amount of lengths each student has completed along with first, second and third place awards in each class. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer!