Colville Lake School had their first ever Remembrance Day assembly on Friday. Jenn headed this up and it was a glowing success. Each class was responsible for a different component of the program. Jenn invited police officers from Fort Good Hope to attend and we were fortunate that they were available to fly in.
The assembly started with an Elder, Laura, saying the Lords Prayer in North Slavey. The language is beautiful and it was an honour to hear her speak. Jenn then played the national anthem in North Slavey. The elementary class recited the poem, "In Flanders Fields," the middle school class talked about the significance and location of Flanders Fields, and the high school class talked about the story behind the poem.
Just before 11:11am Martin explained why we have a moment of silence on Remembrance Day and encouraged the children to to use this moment to think about all the men and woman who fought for our freedom.
I was so proud of all of our students. They were respectful and put a lot of work into their presentations.