Good News in Education
People across B.C. education communities are responding with creative and compassionate ways of supporting students and ongoing learning while we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of the many Good News in Education stories that will inspire you.
Exceeding expectations! Since the pandemic began over a year ago, B.C. students have been keeping busy growing veggies and fruit, visiting and helping local seniors, sharing mental health and wellness resources in their school communities; and writing letters, singing songs and showing their teachers and essential workers how much they truly care and appreciate all their hard work during COVID-19.
Putting the lead in leadership! Teachers, administrators, support staff and education assistants are going above and beyond as they continue to put the safety and needs of students front and center. Building outdoor log classrooms and natural play spaces, providing mental health and wellness challenges, keeping schools clean and safe; and creating fun videos for students when in class learning was suspended last year are just some of the ways B.C. education workers, at all levels, are giving back tremendously to students during the pandemic.
When the times are tough, the compassionate get creative! To support students, some districts are creating weekly wellness themes, teaching kids how to prepare healthy meals, and many Indigenous leaders are teaching their languages and culture to students.
It takes a village to raise a child and B.C.’s education “villages” are stepping up! What do 1,000 pounds of chocolate, 3-D printers and a food security program have in common? They are some of the community projects that are helping B.C. students and staff thrive during the pandemic.