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Students and Seniors Take Part in Grey Owl JPS Integration Project

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB

An innovative project at Grey Owl JPS came to be after staff asked themselves two important questions: What would happen if students had more opportunities to have caring adults in their lives? And could this help us build a stronger school community? 

The Grey Owl JPS Integration Project was soon born, with staff reaching out to the Malvern Family Community Centre Seniors Advisory Council to propose a partnership. With the ultimate goal of seamlessly integrating seniors into the daily workings of the school, the project brought together seniors and students and gave them the opportunity to bond in authentic ways that promoted mutual respect and understanding of others.

The project involves students from a variety of grades and classes who participate in activities such as drumming, folk singing and poetry writing, all led by the senior volunteers. The seniors have also taken a large role in supporting Grade 1 students who are struggling with reading. 

The senior volunteers took part in a reading workshop conducted by staff where they were taught reading strategies to use with students. The seniors are currently meeting with their reading buddies three times a week.  

This project even caught the attention of Prime Minister Trudeau a few weeks ago when Grade 4 Grey Owl JPS students were invited to play the drums for the Prime Minister. The students and staff were especially thrilled when Prime Minister Trudeau picked up a drum and started playing with them! The students and seniors were very proud to show the Prime Minister what they have been accomplishing through this innovative project.


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