Liv­ing in the North!

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL - BY SOPHIA C.

This win­ter daddy, my sis­ter and I went to live in the North. We lived in Rankin In­let in Nu­navut for five and a half months. It was a big ad­ven­ture.

Liv­ing in the North was fun and cold. Me and my sis­ter saw lots of snow­birds and sik­siks, arc­tic hare, geese and cranes. You rarely see lem­mings, but lots of sik­siks. Sik­siks were my favourite be­cause they are su­per cute. They are like go­phers that live in the arc­tic. They make a noise that sounds like sik­sik. That’s where they get their name.

Me and my sis­ter went to a new school called Leo Us­sak School. Let me tell you a lit­tle bit about it. There were kind teach­ers, a fun play­ground and lots of class­rooms. There was a class called Culture where you learn to sew and sing. I sewed a pair of mit­tens all by my­self.

My favourite things we did in the North were play­ing in the snow, walk­ing to school across a frozen lake, mak­ing new friends, see­ing the beau­ti­ful green and pink north­ern lights, hav­ing a pic­nic in real igloos and go­ing on the quad to see the stones from the an­cient Inuit vil­lage.

I had so much fun there, I wish I could go there to visit again. But I am so happy to be back home with my friends at St Mary’s!

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