LCSS Historical Fair takes patrons through time

Lake Cowichan Secondary School hosted its seventh semi-annual consecutive Historical Fair for students between grade nine and eleven.

  • Jan. 11, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Lake Cowichan Secondary School hosted its seventh semi-annual consecutive Historical Fair for students between grade nine and eleven on Thursday, Jan.5.

The displays, posters, videos and interactive games presented by the students showed not only the effort put into their projects, but their passion for the topics that they chose.

“It is slightly different every year” says teacher and Historical Fair organizer, Mrs. Battye, “it is good for the kids to be able to show off what they learn in their own way”.

That, they did. Collectively, these students took viewers for a walk through time beginning in the 1800’s and ending in present day.

Both the Social Studies and Social Justice Students participated in the fair. Students from the Social Studies groups covered a variety of topics such as Aboriginal dance, habitat, clothing, and culture, Canadian Gold Rushes, the 60s, 70s and 80s,and Canadian involvement in World War II.

With a Great Grandfather as a lieutenant in  World War II, student Kenzie Roberts stated “although a controversial time, I think it is interesting”.

Britney Doney and Tana Molenaar-Wilson, from the Social Justice program presented Contagious Couponing as their topic.

These two girls collect coupons to purchase goods, which they then donate to the Women’s Violence Center in Duncan and the local Lake Cowichan Food Bank.

“Once”, states Britney, “our total at the grocery store was $198 and after coupons it only cost $1.09!”

Britney and Tana’s work is ongoing and they ask that coupons be dropped off at the school so they may continue to help families in need.

The Lake Cowichan Secondary School’s Historical Fair continues to be a great way to help students learn and grow.  Show your support at the next Historical Fair for LCSS students in June of this year.

It’s worth seeing, so be sure to check it out.