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École James S. McCormick

Conserving Canada’s Resources

Trickster Theatre logoOur students at École James S. McCormick will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre for one week to create an original performance based around our theme.

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Conserving Canada’s Resources

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École James S. McCormick School is located in the heart of Lacombe, Alberta. Lacombe has a strong agricultural base as well as 13,000 urban residents. ÉJSMS serves both Lacombe County and the majority of the City of Lacombe’s children.  Just short of 600 students, ÉJSMS offers French Immersion and English tracks for children in Kindergarten to Grade Three.

Our students, teachers, and staff are very excited to work with Trickster Theatre in the 2017-18 school year to put on our show on Conserving Canada’s Resources.

We greatly appreciate your help and look forward to sharing our finished work with you!

  • Full Project Summary

    École James S. McCormick classes will choose a topic that relates to our school theme and will research and explore it prior to our residency. These topics might include: energy efficient modes of transportation, water conservation, green forms of energy, and animal extinction in Canada.

  • Project Outcome

    In recent years, Lacombe’s City Council members have been putting increasing emphasis on conservation in the community. For example, this year, the city is changing all streetlights to LED to reduce energy consumption. In 2014, the councillors moved towards influencing Lacombe citizens to be more mindful about conservation. The city introduced blue boxes to all households to promote recycling. As well, in 2014, the Bolt Bus system was instituted in Lacombe, offering transportation within the city and to and from the communities of Blackfalds and Red Deer. With a population ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade Three, École James S. McCormick School (ÉJSMS) serves almost 600 Central Alberta students in their most impressionable - and habit/belief/value-forming - years. Learning is deepest when content is embedded in a multi-modal context. A residency with Trickster Theatre will expose students to vital lessons about conservation in relevant and developmentally appropriate ways (reducing, reusing and recycling) within a dynamic, artistic, and creative context. Hopefully, this powerful learning experience will help lay an early foundation for lifelong respect for resources and, therefore, environmental health and sustainability.

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