Investing together in our students' future is the motto of the Limestone Learning Foundation, or LLF, which funds special projects in the focus areas of Literacy & Numeracy, Science & Technology, the Arts, and Innovative Practices. An LLF grant, whether it be large or small, brings learning alive, and instills creativity, innovation and excellence, in our students, and ourselves.
The Happiness Project is a past LLF grant recipient. Project Lead Krista Mather (a Student Support Councillor) and her grade 5-6 students from Rideau P.S. and attended the April 20 grant presentations to give everyone an update. The project was born from an understanding that this is a critical age for girls who begin to construct their identity. The project explore artistic styles and use artistic activities to guide them in their own self-reflections, self-identity and self-expression.
LoughboroughPublic School, who received the Music Grant from the Estate of Larry Gibson last Spring, kicked off the grant presentations with a medley of songs. Performed under the direction of teachers Gillian MacDonald and Allan MacDonald.
One of the cornerstones of the LLF is ‘learning by doing’, and that philosophy is embraced by the Estate of Larry Gibson. The Music Fund is a $10,000 grant that supports music programs across the Limestone District School Board. This year's grant recipients is Central P.S. and their program 'Exploring Sound through Voice & Instrument.'