Vavenby youngsters keep active as school starts again

Wednesday, Sept. 23, was Vavenby Primary School's field trip to the salmon run

Kelsey Rexin (l) and Cate-Lin Tourond listen as Strong Start leader Jody Phillips reads to them.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, was Vavenby Primary School’s field trip to the salmon run.

They took the bus to the Raft River viewing platform in Clearwater and did see a few fish. The children were taught about the different types of salmon that return to the Raft River. They also heard a couple of First Nations stories about nature.

The students learned about the Junior Ranger program and how to be bear safe. They were shown different bear skulls and compared the sizes of a black bear and a grizzly bear. Everyone had a great time.

Sept. 23 was also the first day of Racoons Strong Start for children under five and their parents/guardians. The children who attended on Strong Start’s opening day were two very excited four-year old girls, Kelsey Rexin and Cate-Lin Tourond, plus Cate-Lin’s brother Brycin. This is a free drop-in program.

This day the children met their new leader, Mrs. Jody Phillips. She is from Clearwater. Last year’s teacher, Amy MacLeod, got a position in Kamloops.


Strong Start will be held on Tuesdays this year from 8:50 to 11:45. This program gets children ready for Kindergarten. It helps them develop their social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence needed to take part in new experiences and environments.



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