On Tuesday, October 24th students are encouraged to dress in purple to raise awareness for the right of children to be safe and to have their well-being looked after. We can’t wait to see how creative, and purple, our amazing students will be!
On Wednesday, October 25th, the Canadian Mental Health Association , Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) will be presenting their free “Kids on the Block” performance for our students at Alexandra. The CMHA HKPR uses life-like and life-sized puppets to help address issues that can affect a child’s well-being. The following topics, which are written for each age group, will be presented in 45-50 minute performances and are designed to promote awareness, education and inclusiveness.
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 – Learning disabilities
Script summary – Jennifer Hauser works on her talent show piece and explains why her learning disability doesn’t mean she can’t learn. Tutor Pals touches on many themes including vulnerability, capability, and singing ability.
Grade 3 and Grade 4 – Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Grade 5 and Grade 6 – Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Script summary – Anna Perry causes a bit of a ruckus in Shhhhhhh! She manages to explain to her friend Brenda that she is not disruptive on purpose. She proceeds to describe ADHD, and why it’s a little more complicated than not being able to pay attention.