Maple Ridge school celebrates identities

October 29, 2023

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

As parents meet with teachers throughout the district, a Maple Ridge elementary school also celebrated its first ever Identity Day.

Staff at Fairview elementary spent all of September and part of October discussing the meaning behind “identity” with their classes from kindergarten all the way to Grade 7.

Students worked both at school and at home with their families, creating ways to showcase their identities.

To describe their identities, students included information on their families, hobbies, sports, culture, celebrations, holidays, and more.

Each class then showcased their identities through art, posters, artifacts, poster boards, dioramas, and electronic device to create PowerPoint presentations.

“The idea behind the day was to encourage students to highlight their identity to reflects who they are,” explained Harjit Chauhan, English language learner teacher at Fairview.

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