Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

School District 33

Confederation Song

Little Mountain Elementary wins song competition

Released by Carrie Pratt, SD33

 

alent and innovation to motivate student learning is alive and well in the Chilliwack School District! Last year, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, launched a new program to promote music and community spirit across the province.

 

“Sing Me A Song” was an opportunity for musical groups of all ages and genres to write and sing an original song in the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations in 2017.

 

Groups were encouraged to write a song about what Canada’s sesquicentennial means to them or their community. The Canadian Sesquicentennial celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Chilliwack teacher, Jodie Cuervo, with her grade 4 classroom and with the assistance of a parent, Debra Krol, wrote an original song, which was then submitted.

 

Each entry was reviewed by a panel of musicians from around the province and an award of $1,000 provided in each of three age categories. Each song was required to contain original content, be no longer than five minutes in length, and be based on the Canada 150 theme. Musicality, spirit, and originality were also considered.


The Board of Education congratulates Jodie Cuervo, Little Mountain Elementary, and her grade 4 class for winning the competition with their song! Real world experiences, like this example, motivate and excite students about learning. Providing connections and relevancy to what students are learning in our classrooms and schools to what students are doing or will do, motivates students.

 

Watch a video of the students performing the song here.

 

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