From November 18-22, St. John’s Institute played host to a Ukrainian Student Artwork exhibit as part of Alberta Education’s International Education Week. Students from Edmonton’s Ukrainian bilingual programs and Grade 3 Social Studies students were invited to tour the exhibit and experience a hands-on afternoon of learning about Ukrainian culture.
The exhibit showcased perspectives on Ukraine through the eyes of a child. Students who visited to view the artwork were also to stories and lectures about Ukrainian history, language, traditions and celebrations. They were also involved in activities such as colouring a pysanka (a Ukrainian Easter egg), writing their names in Ukrainian, and labeling a map of Ukraine.
Many thanks to Alberta Education and Olena Hartsula for arranging this exhibit! We had a lovely time meeting all of the eager students and are honoured to have been involved in this project to raise awareness of Ukrainian education.
You can find more information about Alberta Education’s programs at www.education.alberta.ca.