A lesson through the lens

Qualicum Beach Elementary School student takes a look at playground behaviours and teaches a valuable lesson

Grade four QBES student Jessica Rose takes a photo of her EA Michele Jack (left) and Principal Leanna Garner. The trio made a presentation to the school board on April 24.

The students at Qualicum Beach Elementary School (QBES) have been working hard on social responsibility and setting an example of how to behave at school.

Last month during a school assembly a lesson on expected and unexpected behavior was presented in a power point presentation featuring the photography of grade four student Jessica Rose.

Rose has become the unofficial school reporter and spends her time at lunch and recess taking pictures of students.

Her EA Michele Jack said she realized that Rose has a great eye for pictures when she let the budding photographer snap some photos with her camera.

“She got interested in photography last year.  I let her use my camera and I realized she had great composition.  She would group kids together and take amazing shots,” admitted Jack.

Principal Leanna Garner purchased a camera for the school this year and Rose has been an enthusiastic shutter bug ever since.

Staff at the school decided to use Rose’s photos for a power point project about expected behavior at school.

Rose had shots of kids doing the right thing on the playground as well as some students behaving in an unexpected manner.

Jack said the project was a positive way to let students know how to behave and rather than point out that some behavior is bad, they term it unexpected.

“The kids need to see what is expected from them and it was well received at the assembly.”

Rose’s creative power point presentation was shared with School District 69 (Qualicum) trustees and the gallery at the April 24 school board meeting.



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