On Friday, November 7th our school and staff participated in the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. This is one of my favourite school ceremonies. I think it's a topic that all of our students need to be a part of and understand the meaning of what war, especially WWI and WWII, did for our country and the rest of the world.
In our case, students not only led the ceremony, but produced a couple of the visual presentations and poetic verses throughout. There was definitely lots of sights and sounds. Allowing students to be the main participants in such a ceremony makes what the importance more real for the rest of the students.
This year, I happened to be away on a pre-arranged trip. It was made known to the staff in the first meeting of the school year and that I would be relying on others to ensure this particular ceremony would go off without a hitch. It did. Thanks to the efforts of all the staff and students, the ceremony was as classy and meaningful as it always has been. It's great when there is a culture of working together to ensure projects that are important continue to be maintained at their highest level.
I am the Principal at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about inspiring others to be creative, curious and collaborative in their learning