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Carsen Pierce, Brett Pierce, Sadie Hansen, PEITF President Bethany MacLeo and Kiona MacLean from Glen Stewart Primary School share some of their favourite Christmas books.
The Christmas season is a busy time in Prince Edward Island schools.
Teachers across the Island are organizing concerts to showcase the many talents of their students and co-ordinating fundraisers to support families in need in their local communities.
“Teachers across the Island go out of their way to support Island students every day,” said P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation president Bethany MacLeod.
“This support increases during this time of year as on top of their regular teaching responsibilities, teachers go the extra mile to bring the spirit of the season into their schools and support families within their local communities,”
The Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation is a proud sponsor again this year of The Guardian’s Christmas Magic, which feature the writings and artwork of Island students.
MacLeod said this promotion lends itself well to encouraging literacy.
“The Christmas season, for many, allows families time to be together and create the types of memories that last a lifetime,” she said.
“The Christmas Magic promotion provides a creative outlet for students to share some of their favourite thoughts and memories of the season and gives students great pride in having their work published. Islanders always enjoy seeing the artwork and reading the literature students have submitted, and we are pleased to help this happen again this year.”
The Christmas Magic stories, poems and pictures are found inside today’s Guardian in the Christmas Greetings special edition, as well as online at www.theguardian.pe.ca.