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May 2022 School and Community News - Sipekne'katik

June 3, 2022

Junior and Senior high students at LSK were able to get out on the Stewiacke river in early May for their annual Bass fishing field trip. This 2-day event is always such a great experience for the students and teachers alike.

On day one, students take part in various workshops on bass fishing and conservation with different groups such as Mi'kmaq knowledge holders, MCG, Acadia University and DFO. On day 2, students are bussed to the river and spend the day fishing. There are scientists on-site who measure, tag, and release the bass after each catch. they also track the amount of catches each year.

"I truly believe that we are in the process of incorporating traditional and cultural practices to achieve goals in meeting NS Curriculum outcomes for our school", said Greg Marr, acting Vice Principal. "I firmly believe there is always room for improvement to be more inclusive for all grades in outdoor learning and for future consideration we want to plan similar outdoor educational activities for upper elementary Grades 4, 5, and 6, but also be mindful that our  lower elementary school would need cultural and traditional teachings here at our school as well."

The event was a success as always and all students took home some great prizes such as fishing rods, camping chairs, water bottles, backpacks, and hoodies. It is an event that everyone looks forward to each year and they are hoping to be able to invite other MK schools to join them next year as well.