Author Archive | Patricia Barrett

Mackenzie Sinclair works with everyday objects to create provocative dialogues about the nature of society.  <br />Photo by Patricia Barrett

Big black box holds secrets

For someone who has spent four years elbow-deep in acrylic paint and other artistic media, the last thing you’d expect her to say is that she doesn’t want to be an artist. Well, sort of doesn’t want to. “I want to be a curator,” said Mackenzie Sinclair, a 21-year-old fine arts student at Western University. […]

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Photo: Courtesy of the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Landing fish in Thames Valley schools

Something fishy is about to get underway in two Thames Valley district schools. The school board has adopted an environmental art project called Stream of Dreams to teach elementary students about water pollution. Staff from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the Dorchester Watershed Action Committee will be at Northdale Central Public School in […]

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Game On Children Resized

Child’s Play

Playing comes naturally to most children. But for those with brain conditions, playing poses all sorts of challenges, such as perception, speech, balance and coordination. That’s why the Epilepsy Support Centre of London has developed a program called Game On that teaches children how to take control of their bodies and master social skills. But […]

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Students at Emily Carr nurturing a red oak tree. <br /> Photo by P. Barrett

Out on a Limb

Tree farms are not something you’d ordinarily find in elementary schools. But for 16 London schools, they’re part of the curriculum. Students are participating in the School Community Tree Challenge. It’s part of ReForest London’s campaign to plant one million trees in the city. Emily Carr Public School planted 300 hundred trees in early February. […]

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