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Putting the Fun in Summer Learning

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Pictured from left to right: Program co-ordinator and Sudbury Catholic Special Education consultant Christina Raso, Black Belt instructor/volunteer Brady Howard, students Alexandria Gratton and Brady Boucher, SCDSB Director of Education Joanne Bénard and Mental Health nurse and black belt instructor Roland Dutrisac.

July 18, 2014 - Forty-five Grades 1 and 2 Sudbury Catholic Students had the opportunity to take part in some summer learning programs from July 2-18. Working out of St. David Catholic Elementary School, students were enroled in literacy, numeracy and aboriginal education programming. The literacy and numeracy components included games and activities with an emphasis on the fun of learning. The aboriginal component included learning about the Seven Grandfather Teachings, Metis history and culture, as well as traditional cooking lessons and culturally based activities. Also included in the programming, were Tae Kwon Do lessons each morning to start the day, with the Sudbury Catholic mental health nurse and black belt - Roland Dutrisac.

Program co-ordinator and the Board's Special Education consultant, Christina Raso was pleased with the student engagement at this year's summer school programming. “We have been running these programs for a number of years now,” Raso explained. “and every year, the students are eager to get here and start as they really enjoy the play based activities and fun learning environments. The Tae Kwon Do component also really excites the students as they get to work off some energy first thing in the morning, and have a lot of fun learning the different moves involved.”

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