Art integrated into everyday learning

Confederation Park Elementary staff were recognized this week with a prestigious award given out by the North America-wide Arts Schools Network.

Staff at Confederation Park Elementary have been recognized for their leadership in integrating art into everyday learning.

Three of the North Burnaby school’s teachers and principal, Helena Readman, went to Orange County, Calif., to receive the 2018 Arts Integration Award from the Arts School Network, the largest organization of specialized arts schools in North America.

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Students in Confederation Park Education Through the Arts Elementary program take part in a wide variety of arts programming - music, dance, drama and visual arts - as part of the curriculum.

According to the Burnaby school board’s announcement about the award, Confederation Park Elementary “is committed to delivering a rich and authentic arts-integrated curriculum where students explore themes, ideas and concepts through various creative processes and demonstrate learning in a variety of ways.”

Students at Confederation Park share their art daily in the school, and the school takes part in artist-in-residence programs.

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