'Bocce Ball For All' was the winning entry as the Prairieland Regional School Division held the final round of its division wide Inclusivity Project contest.
 
The entry by Delia School student Alia Nielsen and Serena Michie and Jack Adams of Morrin School saw Morrin host a sports day that featured the entire student body working and playing alongside intellectually challenged individuals from the area.
 
The finalists were judged by a five member panel from outside the Prairieland Division and did their presentations before Alberta Education Minister David Eggen.
 
"I've never seen such insightful and passionate presentations before," he raved. "You think about science fairs and that sort of thing (but) the kids just jumped in with both feet here and, quite frankly, exceeded anybody's expectations."
 
"If you think about subject areas, you see people doing statistics, you see them doing communications, you see a whole range of skills that can pop out from the curriculum into real life, actually helping kids, helping people," Eggen continued.
 
The other finalists in the Inclusivity Project were Chalkboard Messages, where Consort School students wrote positive messages on erasable mini-chalkboards and gave them to other students; Challenge for Change, where two girls from Delia School raised money and needed supplies for the Children's Cottage in Calgary; and Taboo Talks, which saw two J.C. Charyk high schoolers poll their classmates and teachers about racism and religion.
 
"I have been instructed to write a report on how to fight racism and promote inclusivity in the schools and everywhere in society," noted the minister. "Yeah, by golly, we'll use these ideas: they are fantastic!"
 
The winners receive a two week stay at the Maplewood International School in Abu Dhabi from November 11-25, 2017.
 

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login