Grade 6 students at West Northfield Elementary School took to the air last week, broadcasting morning announcements from the Lunenburg County school's new Wolves News and Entertainment Studio.
"Our whole school is very excited about the opportunities this studio will bring the Grade 6 students and to the whole school. They achieved their first goal and shared the morning announcements every morning this week live from their studio," the school reported on social media February 5.
The school's Grade 6 teacher, Peter Millet, enthused on Twitter: "Our first week of beaming morning announcement broadcasts from the Wolves News and Entertainment Studios has been a huge success. Thank you Uplift grant for supporting our awesome school project."
The Grade 6 class applied for an UpLift NS grant and were successful in receiving $5000.
The features in the students' proposal included a school audio visual/television studio to create in-house broadcasts linking school classrooms and the greater school community using a live streaming format.
"Students envisioned broadcasting morning announcements and school events like school concerts which have been impacted by the current Covid restrictions," the school explained on its Facebook page.
Among their other asks were an outdoor school sign to promote healthy and caring messaging, including communication for the greater school community; a school mural project to incorporate the greater school community, including different cultures and family makeups; art installations created by local artists to be displayed both inside the school and along the school woods path; and benches and outdoor fitness stations to augment work already done in the school's wooded play area and path.
In commenting on the social media announcement, which included a number of photos of the students in their studio, Paul Ash, the regional executive director for the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, said, "This is an amazing opportunity for our students. Thank you WNES."