Special Visit

Woodcrest Welcomes Special Guests

Former Ontario Premier Bob Rae and Lawrence Baxter from Nishnawbe Aski Nation will paid a very special visit to the Grade 5 class at Woodcrest Public School on Friday, May 27. They were in the school to speak to the students about a number of Aboriginal issues.

“Our students were very excited to have the rare and unique opportunity to learn from two very distinguished individuals,” says Laura Liggins, Grade 5 Teacher at Woodcrest Public School. “This was truly an authentic learning experience that connects directly to the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum.”

Mr. Rae spoke to the students about Treaties and Mr. Baxter discussed his background and his experiences with Residential Schools.