Sessions For Primary to Grade 3 Students:
Collaborative Art Project-Janet Remington - Janet will be sharing her talents by creating a collaborative art project with our elementary students.
Dance for Children-Michael Hermiston - Ecstatic Dance for children... based on Gabrielle Roth's five rhythms: "The practice of the five rhythms is said by Gabrielle Roth to put the body in motion in order to still the mind. The five rhythms are flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness. The five rhythms, when danced in sequence, are known as a "Wave."
Yoga- Andrea Coreschi - Yoga encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that is non-competitive. It enhances physical flexibility, develops focus, concentration, boosts self-esteem, confidence and strengthens the mind-body connection. Yoga helps children achieve a sound mind in a sound body by exercising the physical body and calming the mind. This will be a gentle Yoga session for elementary students.
Nutrition- Shannon Sponagle - During this session, Ms. Sponagle will share information with students about the importance of healthy eating.
Gardening Workshop-Angela Griffin - Ms. Griffin will talk about how plants and gardening can promote a healthy body and mind. Students will watch a video, listen to a song, and participate in some planting.
Animal Care- Brittany Ernst - Brittany and her furry companions will be joining us to show students how to care for our beloved pets, how to respect them and give them space when needed.
Martial Arts -Students will be introduced to Martial Arts designed to promote discipline, respect, confidence, strength, cardio, fitness and focus.
Drumming- Ellen Hunt -Ellen Hunt and her group will be showing our students the art of Mi’kmaq drumming by giving their group performance. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a drumming song.
Sessions for Grade 4 to Grade 6 Students:
Collaborative Art –Carrie Goodfellow - Ms. Goodfellow, a local NASCAD resident, will be sharing her talents by creating a collaborative art project with our upper elementary students.
Yoga -During this presentation the instructor will share the benefits of yoga.
Nutrition- Connie Martin -What is moderation in terms of eating? What do we mean by body types? Ms. Martin will discuss the importance of exercise and healthy eating.
Drumming- Corbin Hart -Mr. Hart will be showing students the art of Mi’kmaq drumming.
Dancing- Shannon Moore, Owner & Artistic Director of On Tap Dance Studio -Ms. Moore will share her passion for dancing, and show students how dancing can be a great way to stay in shape and have fun.
Bullying - Betty Jean Aucoin - Ms. Aucoin will talk about bullying and discuss strategies for preventing it.
Martial Arts - Students will be introduced to Martial Arts designed to promote discipline, respect, confidence, strength, cardio, fitness and focus.
Sessions For Grade 7 to Grade 9 Students:
Collaborative Art- Tanya Veinot Frowd - Mrs. Veinot Frowd will be sharing her talents by creating a collaborative art project with our junior high students. Yoga/Mindfulness– Janine Brennan - Janine Brennan, School Psychologist and Yoga Instructor, will be guiding students through a gentle yoga session working on breath as well as balancing and stretching postures. Students should wear comfortable clothing and prepare to enjoy a relaxing experience.
Rags to Riches Teen Talk Now - This session will focus on self-esteem. Groups of students will work together to compose poems, make garbage bag outfits, and model their creations. Students in this group will be featured in Teen Talk Now magazine in the fall of 2015.
Zumba- Amie Haugh -Students will be introduced to Zumba, a dance fitness program.
Skateboarding – HomeGrown Skateboarders -The HomeGrown Skateboarding team will be joining our middle school students at the skateboard park to show them great ways to be physically active using a skateboard.
Hip Hop-Pamela Segger, Assistant Director of On Tap Dance Studio -Ms. Segger will share her passion for dancing, and show students how dancing can be a great way to stay in shape and have fun.
Be Proud, Be Different- Lamar Eaton -This session will focus on being confident in who you are, reasons to accept your differences and navigating life in a diverse world.
Media Smarts- Jim Dexter - Mr. Dexter will be discussing privacy and Internet life.