Shortreed Elementary school in Aldergrove celebrated the end of another successful term of school clubs on May 31.
Held every Wednesday afternoon for the past six weeks the “club days” every Wednesday allowed students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities. The clubs offered everything from sports to cooking, chess to art, robotics to Lego, science to Pokemon and much more in up to 23 different clubs in every term during this past school year.
All 322 students got to join whichever club suited their interests.
Teachers and parents were also able to join in the activities as mentors, coaches and instructors.
Principal Tanya Rogers said it’s been a huge success for the school and that there have been absolutely no discipline issues raised by the clubs.
Rogers also praised local parents and others such as Chang’s Tai Kwon Do club for coming in to the school and assisting with clubs and the teaching and coaching involved.
Vice principal James Ribeyre was busy coaching the sports club on May 31, which was outdoors playing a game of soccer that day. He said the sports club during the past term has also enjoyed baseball and football games.
“It’s fantastic for the kids because really what you’re letting happen is letting kids sign up for things they usualy don’t get the opportunity to do in their community,” said Ribeyre.
“It’s also letting teachers sign up and teach things they’re really passionate about.”
School resource person Kristine Russel said the wide variety of club activities offered were impressive.
“The robotics club teaches computer coding so that the robots move down a path, and there’s also story-telling and drawing with robots,” said Russel.
“And the science club has been making a variety of projects, while the scrap book club makes memories. There’s a little bit of everything offered.”