Taylor Elementary celebrates a decade of creative writing


Residents, parents and teachers enjoyed an afternoon of creativity for young people today at Taylor Elementary, celebrating their 10th annual Meet the Authors event.

It is the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic that it has been able to take place, with students gathering in the school gymnasium to read their best poems, short stories and prose.

Classes from grades 1 to 5 participated, with their creative work being collected into small books to be printed and published by the school.

School District 60 Superintendent Stephen Petrucci said the event is a good way to encourage students to write and stay engaged in creative pursuits.

“The good thing about becoming an author, even if it’s self-published, is that it increases student interest, they become more engaged because they know they’re going to be published,” said- he declared.

By: Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative
Source: Alaska Highway News

Tom Summer is a Peace Region reporter and has been covering the courts and more in the pages of the Alaska Highway News and Dawson Creek Mirror since 2016. Born and raised in Hudson’s Hope, he is also one of the first reporters to participate in the Local Journalism Initiative, which brings news to communities in northeastern British Columbia. Funding is available to eligible Canadian media organizations to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to produce civic journalism for Content produced… More by Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News


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