Visit From Astronaut David St-Jacques
- 20 March 2015
During the first week of March, the students of our school were lucky enough to experience creating snow sculptures. Throughout the course of the week, master carver M. Jacques Baril, introduced the students to the art of creating snow sculptures. Each student team had to make a cylinder of pressed snow. Once this was done, the group had to imagine a figure that could be created using the snow cylinder as a base. This new experience has stimulated the student’s interest in 3D imaging. These works of art, although they were ephemeral, showed the talent and creativity of our students.
Last week was very special because some of the members of our Girls Projects class realized a project that they initiated last December. Members of our Girls Project class visited Kangiqsualujjuaq’s school where they shared their projects and ideas with George River’s IPL class. During this 2 day trip, two student representatives and their teacher hosted a workshop on soap making. This experience really fascinated the teachers and students of George River. The students have now returned to Kuujjuaq with lots of energy and souvenirs!
The Jaanimmarik Schience Fair was a huge sucess. All of the participants did a wonderful job presenting their projects. It was clear that all of the students put a lot of effort into their projects.
Jaanimmarik secondary students celebrated the end of second term with a day of Inuit games in the gym on Thursday, February 26. Girls and boys from grade 7 to secondary 5 competed in events such as one-foot high kick, triple jump, kneel jump, Muskox pull, stick pull, head pull, and arm pull. The students challenged each other and themselves for their personal bests while their classmates and teachers cheered them on. Many of the students are training with hopes of representing Team Nunavik in the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland in 2016.