Category: Blog Posts

  • The Art of Preparedness with Sonia Burke-Smith

    The Art of Preparedness with Sonia Burke-Smith

    Sonia Burke-Smith is a multi-disciplinary Artist, Artist mentor and Educator located in Fort McMurray Alberta. Sonia has been connecting curriculum with Art Education for over a decade in the region bringing Youth,  Elders and Indigenous Cultural Knowledge together through numerous projects such as Learning through the Arts with the Royal Conservatory of Music, The Boreal Artist…

  • Introduction to Emergency Programs

    Introduction to Emergency Programs

    On February 1st and 8th Sarah Hunn from the City of Richmond Emergency programs branch came to Ferris Elementary for two presentations. The first presentation was an introduction to Emergency programs including recent experiences, current trends, the response levels of different government agencies and the first steps to preparedness. The students had many questions and…

  • Art is a way of survival

    Art is a way of survival

    Ferris Elementary and the City of Richmond, Emergency Programs have collaborated on an artist led initiative by local BC artist J Peachy to explore the question; how can an elementary school help prepare the large community for emergencies? Starting in February 2023 two grade 5/6 split classes will engage in the process of inquiry, hear…