G. C. Huston Public School in Southampton was ‘rocking’ with enthusiasm at the May Spirit Assembly on Friday, May 25th (2018) and they had many reasons to celebrate.
Southampton Rotary also presented two donations from the ‘Winterama’ event held in February. Schools in the region fundraised with a portion of the monies going back to the schools. G. C. Huston, the smallest of the area’s schools raised the most in pledges and, therefore, Rotary presented a cheque for $4,000 along with another $500 for the best participation of any school.
The winning name ‘Bearama’ for the new mascot of Winterama also came from a G. C. Huston student, A.J. Joseph.
“We had 30 archers this year,” said Russell, “and now with archery being offered at Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS), the students moving on to high school will be able to continue honing their skills.”
Students were also recognized for their weekly attitude in various areas that included, Leadership, Grit, Helpfulness and Kindness.
The final classroom door created by school art students was unveiled . The students were given a theme and then had to create artwork that depicted their view of that theme.
The last door reveals the cultural background of the Ojibwe people through images of traditional dance such as the ‘Jingle’ dance, traditional ‘Shawl’ danceand also other traditional items such as the dream-catcher and drum as seen through the eyes of the students.