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Untraditional Start to School for Cameron Elementary Students

Cameron Elementary students returned to school in a unique way Thursday. Instead of being in the classroom, the 1st through 5th graders participated in the inaugural Cameron Elementary STEM and Leadership Workshop at Grand Vue Park.

Hands-on lessons focused on team building and strengthening leadership skills along with exploring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The leadership instruction was based on Steven Covey’s “Leader in Me” program. For the past several years, students at Cameron Elementary School have followed Covey’s “7 Habits of Happy Kids.” These habits empower students with leadership and life skills needed to thrive in the 21st century.

STEM assignments included discussing Newton’s Law of Motion and the coding of Ozobots, which are miniature robots. Students were also able to enjoy the many offerings of the park.

Friday’s classes at Grand Vue Park included lessons taught by Smart Centre Market.

The two-day workshop was also designed so students could get to know their teachers and classmates in a relaxed setting.