Students participate in 10th Annual Henderson Paris United Nations Day

CCRCE News: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On October 24th middle school students across the Celtic Family of Schools (Pictou County) participated in the 10th annual Henderson Paris United Nations Day at New Glasgow Academy. The almost 40 middle school students were joined by teachers and school staff, as well as Ron Turnbull, Celtic Family of Schools Supervisor, and special guests Henderson and Carol Paris.

The day began with a sharing circle that included introductions and an opportunity for participants to express their hopes for the day, the theme for the day, "Gender Equality", was also discussed. While some students brainstormed ideas for a poster which they then made to take back to each of their schools, other students came together to write the 2016 proclamation. Mrs. Jillian Hennick from SchoolsPlus was the keynote speaker and spoke to students about issues of gender equality and gender stereotypes.

Entertainment during the day was provided by Mr. Steve Hartlin’s Concert Choir, Mrs. Myla Borden's drumming group, and North Nova Education Centre students Chelsea Prosper and Pi'kuin Herney who demonstrated beautiful First Nations dancing and then led all participants in a friendship dance. It was an incredible and inspiring day with great minds coming together to try and instill change in themselves, their peers, and future attitudes regarding gender equality.  Thank you to all who attended!