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Literacy/drawing event at Stirling Senior Public School

cartoonStudents at Stirling Senior Public School will be celebrating reading and writing this Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Their school is hosting Drawing Students to Reading and Writing a literacy event with special guest, graphic novelist Scott Chantler [1].

project enhancement fund graphicStudents will explore the unique and very popular graphic novel genre with Chantler. A select group of students will spend time with him to learn the finer points of drawing.

Chantler has most recently been acclaimed for his graphic memoir Two Generals. It is a powerful retelling of his grandfather’s World War II experience. He will also be sharing readings from Three Thieves, his action adventure novel for kids. To learn more about Chantler’s visit Yearwood’s Yak a Stirling Senior library blog [2].

The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation has graciously provided funding to purchase new graphic novel collections at Stirling Junior Public School and Stirling Senior Public School.

Stirling Senior Public School [3], located in the village of Stirling, serves approximately 240 students in Grades 6 to 8. Stirling Senior PS has a combined computer lab and library, a fully-equipped music room and two complete science rooms. The school yard is a large open space with a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, track and a variety of playground equipment. The property also includes a trail system used for outdoor education and athletic programs. Students at Stirling Senior PS take part in character education programs focusing on school respect agreements. Celebrations of learning include community partnerships with local agencies, an extensive music program, the Quinte Regional Science & Technology Fair and other projects. The strong supportive parent community contributes time and resources to improve school programs and facilities.

For information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613.966.1170 or 1 800 267.4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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