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Banting and Best School

Animal Tracks: The Story of Canada

Trickster Theatre logoOur students at Banting and Best School will work with professional artists from Trickster Theatre for one week to create an original performance based around our theme.

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Animal Tracks: The Story of Canada


Banting and Best is a Kindergarten to Grade 3 School with approximately 220 students from the Lynnwood, Millican and Ogden communities of Calgary.  Our diverse demographic area includes low-income families, families on Alberta Works and families living in subsidized housing.

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 Animal Tracks: The Story of Canada.

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

  • Full Project Summary

    Banting and Best will look at Animal Tracks: The Story of Canada will celebrate the story of Canada through the eyes of animals.

    Prior to the Trickster residency, classes will be immersed in indigenous animal stories, drama, and art to build capacity for storytelling.

    Each student group will choose a Canadian animal. In collaboration with the staff and Trickster artists, the groups will create a story based on specific events in Canada’s history through the perspective of a Canadian animal. They will look at the changing of the land, the movement of the people and the effects on the environment. They will explore perspectives in storytelling, discussing the thoughts and feelings of the different characters in stories.

  • Project Outcome

    Students will be able to collectively explore the life of animals over Canada’s 150 years. Banting and Best staff decided on Animal Tracks: The Story of Canada because our young students are always seeking opportunities to learn about animals through books, videos and websites.


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  • What is Trickster Theatre

    Trickster Theatre hosts weeklong residencies in Alberta schools. We help create an original show with up to 500 actors - on any theme. We provide the lights, curtains, sounds, costumes, and more! 

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Kids Go Global is a place for Elementary, Junior and Senior High schools to explore Global Issues and then work alone or with NGOs to take action locally and internationally. It also supports students acting out the issues using theatre and provides opportunities to share student work and projects. It is a partnership between schools, NGOs and Trickster Theatre.

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