BEST was chosen to take part in a national recording of O Canada in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Canada’s flag. We are one of many schools across Canada participating but only two schools from each city are chosen (only 8 schools from BC). The idea is to record the students in each school and then blend all the schools together to create one recording. Mrs. Philips has been organizing this and working with students to learn the anthem. The recording group was at BEST today. Starting first thing in the morning, classes went in groups of 2-3 classes to do the recording session. Each 20 minute block included an intro by the recording group and then the actual recording of the children singing. Local media were invited to come to the recording sessions for some of the groups and at the end, BEST was presented with a commemorative plaque. The final recording will be sent to libraries across Canada and the documentary videos will be created into one YouTube video which will be put onto the internet. How awesome is that!
Cathy Farber is a Kindergarten teacher at Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, B.C.