Heritage Fair leads students into the world of history
by Sandy Lindsay
April 8, 2016
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Students of G. C. Huston Public School in Southampton(Saugeen Shores) participated in the 5th annual Heritage Fair competition on April 7th (2016).
Students from grades four through eight researched a variety of topics that interested them and then created visual displays that were adjudicated by invited judges from the community.
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre hosted the exhibit throughout the day and families had the opportunity to take in the show during the evening.
"We really enjoy hosting this," said Christine Schmidt, Museum Education Coordinator. "It's exciting for the students to display their work in the Museum and it also gets them interested in what the Museum is about."
Subjects covered by the students were wide ranging in topics such as the 'Liberation due Quebec', NHL hockey teams, the early fur trade and many more.
Three winners selected from each grade level will now go on to a 'regional' competition to be held at Grey Roots Museum in Owen Sound.
Sarah Poole (Gr. 5)
Student Sarah Poole drew from her friendship with neighbour Captain John McKay, a Captain who teaches programs on sailing and power-boating. Her close friendship and exploring the topic of boats on the Great Lakes, gave her a first place standing for the next round of competition.
Maddy Sheehan drew from a first-hand experience when she put together a complete power-point presentation on the historical Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) Legislature building that she had visited.
When Zoe Shave delved into her subject, little did she know that one of the subjects involved was a family relation.
As it turned out, her topic, 'The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing', revealed that her mother's great great uncle, George Tuff, had been aboard the ill-fated ship.
Her in-depth historical project garnered Shave with a 1st place so that she too moves on to the regional competition.
A complete listing of winners will be available once final results are tallied.
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