By David F. Rooney
Revelstoke elementary students followed the civic election just as carefully as their parents by asking candidates some pretty perceptive questions and watching all of The Current’s video interviews.
|Linda Jean Nixon||Councillor||21|
|Gary Richard Starling||Councillor||22|
“The students got a lot from this experience,” said Amber Thompson, a Grade3/4 teacher and librarian at Arrow Heights Elementary School. “I think asking the kids to come up with relevant questions really made them feel involved, and I know my class have certainly been discussing the election around the dinner table! I feel the candidates responses were carefully written and I and the other teachers are very grateful for the hard work they put in, at a very busy time.”
Meanwhile, Grade 4/5 pupils at Columbia Park Elementary held a separate vote after watching and then discussing all of the candidate videos. Here’s how they voted:
“I think that I would like to take the kids to City Hall once things are settled; perhaps have the mayor meet the kids and show them around,” said Grade 4/5 teacher Sue Leach. “I would also like to invite the Councillors to our classroom for questions and comments, now that the kids have ‘met’ them during the interviews.”