Unique literacy project connecting students through story-telling and illustration

Q & A with Stephanie Simpson McLellan – The W.I.N.D. Story Project

What is your idea and how will it help children learn?

The W.I.N.D. Story Project (Words Igniting Notional Drawings) engages primary students in classrooms across Canada to use their imagination and create illustrations for the words of a story delivered to them in the form of an old, serialized radio show.

Addressing customer concerns following the Brexit decision

(French version follows English/La version française suit la version anglaise.)

There has been no shortage of news over the past several days following the Brexit decision in the United Kingdom. Last week the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to remain or withdraw from the European Union with a landmark decision to leave, albeit with a slim margin of 52% to 48%.

Charmaine Holland with friends playing Rummy

Charmaine Holland wants to make a difference in the world.   The 19 year old’s lifelong dream is to become a geriatric doctor. 

Her desire to make a positive contribution to the elderly was evident even in high school when she started an organization in the Niagara Region called, “Wise Souls, Young Spirits".  The program connects youth with seniors at a local retirement home. 

Learning Project 2016

By: Li-Ann Yap


The “wilderness” was always a bit of a mystery to me. I had classmates who attended overnight camp ‘up north’, in areas that I’d never heard of. They would share stories of lakes and trails and fishing and camp fires that I couldn’t illustrate in my mind. It wasn’t until my first year of University, as part of a required course, that I experienced “camp” and understood why my former elementary school classmates expressed such excitement around their experiences in the outdoors.

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