Students New to Canada to Experience Calgary Attractions
The Educational Partnership Foundation Funds Additional English Language Learning Activities
Calgary, AB- Students new to Canada with limited English, or interrupted schooling, will experience various Calgary events and attractions with funding provided by The Educational Partnership Foundation.
Teachers and volunteers from Henry Wise Wood High School will create and supervise LEAD (Literacy English Academic Development) field trips for up to 30 students integrating the use of new English language skills while experiencing popular Calgary venues such as the Glenbow Museum, Theatre Calgary, Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park.
“These field trips are important for student English use and comprehension, but also to gain insight to the culture, heritage and natural history of their new city,” commented LEAD teacher, Barbara Paton. “They would not be possible without the $500 grant from the Foundation to offset some of the costs.”
A goal of the activity is for the students to have an understanding of some the many public venues and activities in Calgary. This will encourage students to take their families and friends to the venues and use their growing English language skills to share what they have learned. Students will realize there are many interesting and safe places to go in Calgary. “TEPF is extremely proud to support these students and teachers through their journey of exploring Canadian Culture.” explains Din Ladak, President & CEO of TEPF.
Back in the classrooms, students will share pictures and write about each experience to create an Experiential Journal. The journal will demonstrate their growth in English expression and experience. Following presentations to their fellow students; pictures and words describing what they learned will be posted for parent information nights and used in school publications.
For further information:
Henry Wise Wood High School Principal, Michelle Howell, 403 253 2261 ext 2405 or
Supervising Teacher, Barbara Paton 403 253 2261 ext 2316
About The Educational Partnership Foundation: Founded in 1991, the The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) was established as a registered not-for-profit organization to provide support for the students and teachers in Calgary and the surrounding area. Over the years, TEPF’s influence has broadened. It now offers educational initiatives to six partner school districts in central and southern Alberta, reaching almost 200,000 students.