Oh Canada!

Newcomer students building skills at summer camp

Oh Canada

Following the recent Canada Day 150 festivities, Lakehead Public Schools newcomer students had one more reason to enjoy life in Canada! For three weeks this summer, 23 newcomer students in Grades 1 to 5 from numerous schools had the opportunity to work on their language skills in a fun and exciting summer camp setting.

“We were focusing on English language skills in order to support the success of newcomer students in our schools,” says Donica LeBlanc, Supervising Principal – Early Years, Lakehead Public Schools. “While they worked on their English as they attend the camp, we also made sure that there was plenty of opportunities for the students to socialize and have fun!”

The days were filled with vocabulary building, field trips to local sites and numerous hands-on experiences for the students.

Lakehead Public Schools partnered with the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association and Kabab Village to present this opportunity to Lakehead Public Schools newcomer students.