Lessons in liberation

Hundreds of graves lined neatly in rows, shining and carefully decorated with flowers. It can be hard to describe the impact of some experiences in words but that is what two local teachers will be doing this coming year and likely for quite some time as they relay the powerful experiences they had while guests […]

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Deep breathing, positive visualization and physicality as a recipe for inner peace and a healthier classroom. This is the intent behind “Go Noodle”, “Flow” and “Think about It” – popular activities in a series of programs aimed at integrating mindfulness into the daily academic schedule. Mindfulness is essentially a conscious focus on the present moment […]

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Students at Frank H. MacDonald relocating

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education will be relocating students planning to attend Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School this September due to a recently discovered structural issue. During recent renovations at Frank H. MacDonald, a structural issue was identified that will need to be repaired while students and staff are not present. The primary to […]

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Academy third in girls’ soccer

PICTOU – The Pictou Academy Pitbulls came home last weekend with third-place honours at the Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation’s Division 3 girls’ soccer championship in Lockeport. Leigha MacDonald scored both goals as Pictou defeated the host Lockeport squad 2-0 on Saturday in the bronze medal match to secure third place. “The game was very […]

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Dr. Kombu Brewing Company holding school workshops about fermentation

Dr. Kombu Brewing Company, makers of Solas Kombucha and based in New Ross, Nova Scotia, is engaging its local community by providing workshops in schools to teach young people about fermentation — namely, kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented non-alcoholic tea that starts from a culture (SCOBY—Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) and creates an all-ages […]

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