Fund­ing an­nounced for her­itage fairs

The Compass - - THE COMPASS -

Some 100 schools in New­found­land and Labrador will again re­ceive fund­ing for their Her­itage Fair pro­grams.

In a re­lease last month, the provin­cial govern­ment pledged to pro­vide $15,000 in sup­port of the pro­gram.

“The Her­itage Fairs pro­gram has been an im­por­tant and pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence for thou­sands of stu­dents for many years,” said Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Clyde Jack­man. “This type of ac­tiv­ity plays a ma­jor role in de­vel­op­ing re­search and pre­sen­ta­tion skills, as well as con­nect­ing stu­dents to their her­itage and de­vel­op­ing their sense of iden­tity.”

Started in 1997, the Her­itage Fairs pro­gram has been a part of a national ini­tia­tive which is in­tended to bring his­tory to stu­dents in Grades 4 to 9.

The pro­gram al­lows for stu­dents to show­case their projects at school and re­gional fairs in 2014.

In this prov­ince, the pro­gram is im­ple­mented through the His­toric Sites As­so­ci­a­tion of New­found­land and Labrador.

“The His­toric Sites As­so­ci­a­tion is proud to part­nered again with the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion to pro­vide the Her­itage Fair pro­gram to youth through­out New­found­land and Labrador,” said Lee Ann Mont­gomery, the chair of His­toric

As­so­ci­a­tion

board of Sites tors.

For more of in­for­ma­tion about the Her­itage Fairs pro­gram, visit

di­rec- the His­toric Sites As­so­ci­a­tion of New­found­land and Labrador web­site at www.his­toric­sites.ca/projects/her­itage-fairs.

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