By Jenika Alvarez and Alli MacDougall

As Black History Month comes to a close, the Junior School students had the opportunity to share their learning with one another in a special assembly. Students from Grades 1-5 came together to showcase inspirational black leaders and change-makers who have made a difference in society. Grade 5 students led us off with a beautiful slideshow containing their artwork and mini-biographies about their chosen individuals. We traveled through time to learn about Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks to more modern day change-makers such as Michelle Obama and Amanda Gorman.  

After the Grade 5 presentation, two Grade 3 students, Eleanor and Rebecca demonstrated wonderful leadership by orchestrating the initiative they began at the start of Black History Month. They had asked each class to participate in a research activity, which provided an opportunity for students to learn about a black Canadian trailblazer. Eleanor and Rebecca introduced each class as they presented their learning to the Junior School. 

Students enjoyed learning from one another and presenting to their peers about the incredible accomplishments of so many inspirational people. We are looking forward to continuing our learning of many of these ‘change-makers’ as we approach International Women’s Day next week. 

You can see some highlights of our assembly in the photos below.

 Grade 5 Class Presentation

Eleanor & Rebecca - Grade 3

Grade 1 Presentation 

 Grade 2 Presentation

Grade 3 Presentation

Grade 4 Presentations

Grade 5 Presentations