Last week students at École Pitt Meadows Elementary participated in the Ab Ed Games.
The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District Aboriginal Education Department, members of the Katzie First Nation and intermediate teachers from the school organized the outdoor event.
“All of the students in our school participated,” said principal Shelley Linton. “We had several intermediate teachers work with our Ab Ed teacher, Paula Howarth, to learn different Aboriginal games. They researched them, learned them and prepared them, then taught them to others. The students were very engaged.”
Some of the games included Slahal (a Katzie game), High Kick, and Rock Throw.
“We hoped that our students would appreciate other cultures and incorporate the games into their lives,” added Linton.