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Through the lens

October 20, 2015

Alberta Teachers' Association president Mark Ramsankar reads to a group of Grade 3 students at Edmonton's Westbrook School during Read In Week. Running from Oct. 5 to 9, the citywide event is aimed at creating a greater awareness of the importance of reading.


Andrew Finlay, communications chair for Calgary Public Teachers Local No. 38, shows off one of the 500 apples that volunteers gave away on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Heritage Park in Calgary. Eleven teachers from the local volunteered for the World Teachers’ Day event.

A student of the St. Mark Junior High Recreation Academy in Edmonton goes for a roll during a session of bubble soccer.

Melissa O’Connor, director of the recreation academy at St. Mark Junior High School in Edmonton, gets warmed up for a session of bubble soccer with students on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Aimed at providing unconventional learning opportunities, the school’s recreation academy started three years ago.

A student at Central High Sedgewick Public School waits for the Terry Fox Run to begin on Sept. 30. This year the school raised $6,000 for cancer research.

Cory Farrell, a teacher from Charles Spencer High School in Grande Prairie, conducts a seminar on supporting sexual minorities at the third annual professional development day organized by the Grande Prairie Regional College Student ATA Local No. 8. The daylong event took place Sept. 23 and included four seminars.

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