They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them-Robert Binyon
November is always an important month for the Social Science Department, as it is the month of remembrance.
On November 10th, our school commemorated those that served in Canada’s wars, and especially those made the ultimate sacrifice, with a service in the auditorium. Students from Mr. Battistel’s Grade 10 history class led the event with readings, poems and prayer, including Lauraine McNeely who was the master of ceremonies and Mark Prodanyk, who read “In Flanders Fields.” Ms. Debruyne, our chaplain, led us in prayer, while several students donned their cadet uniforms to take part in the ceremony and the school band led by Mr. Soderlind played an introduction and O Canada. This year we were very privileged with the addition of students from Ms. Delpaggio’s drama class, who on short notice put together a skit to which added a wonderful visual element to the service. The skit was set to the music of The Trews “Highway of Heroes,” to which Breanne Yesno added her amazing vocals. You can view the entire service on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/StPatrickSocialScience/videos/1677590402271246/
Earlier in the month, students in Ms. Caza’s Grade 10 history class had the opportunity to view a interesting piece of local history related to WWI. Kathryn Lyzun visited the class with a photo album belonging to James Doak, who was a trumpeter and stretcher bearer with the 52nd Battalion (now the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment) during the war. The album gave the students a unique and local view of the conflict and those involved in it.
If you haven’t already heard or read, we are going back to Europe! The Social Science Department will be travelling to Europe in March 2019 to once again take in the culture and history of a number of countries. This will be an amazing opportunity to visit places such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Normandy and France; spots are still available but are filling up quickly. The cost of the trip is $3900. More information can be found in the brochure below or by contacting Mr. Battistel at the school.
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