Youth connect with history at heritage fair

Students from the region will be turning their eyes to the past on May 1 as the 2015 Northwest Regional Heritage Fair takes place

Students from throughout the region will be turning their eyes to the past on May 1 as the  2015 Northwest Regional Heritage Fair takes place at North Pacific Cannery in Port Edward.

The fair, which will return to the familiar confines of the cannery after a successful event in 2014, will see students in Grades 4 to 10 select and research an aspect of local, regional, provincial or national history of interest to them. The students then present their findings to the public in the form of a poster, panel, model, painting or even a performance they create. The entries are judged and the winners will be announced at a ceremony that wraps up the day.

“The Heritage Fair is a great opportunity for students to practice research, writing and presentation skills.  Because of its multi-media and multi-disciplinary nature, it is a great fit for English Language Arts, French Language Arts and Social Studies,” reads a statement from the organizers.

Last year more than 200 people attended the fair to see what the students had created, with five projects selected to compete at the Provincial Fair later in the year.

The fair is open to the public from noon until 4 p.m.