Posted: June 18, 2009
Mrs. Beth McCarthy and Mrs. Paula Hache of Ian Baillie Primary School, recently involved all the school’s students in publishing and launching a series of five children’s story books that they wrote and illustrated called Promise for Peace. The project although started previously with the writing of one of the books, was completed with the help of a New Brunswick Department of Education Learning Innovation Fund grant. During the project the children of the school learned about the publishing process by being able to read and hear the stories, proof read and provide reactions prior to many of the books’ publication. The book launch on Friday June 12th, 2009, took place at the school with a Publishing Party that had the children participate in a number of related activities that included viewing a video of one of the books being narrated by classmates. It is hoped that more of the stories will also become available in a video format in addition to the book form. To see photos of the students doing the voice recording for The Season of Gifts at the District 16 Media Studio visit http://ianbaillie.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/ian-baillie-students-record-distric... and to see photos from the Publishing Party visit http://ianbaillie.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/publishing-party .