Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman

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National Child Day Poster Contest

Children across the province had the chance to share their talent and knowledge of children’s rights by taking part in an annual National Child Day poster contest. The winners were selected on November 20th, National Chid Day by the students of the child and youth diploma program at NSCC Truro Campus.

The winners names below are linked to PDF versions of their posters.

Grade Primary: Emma Baker, Maitland District School, Maitland

Grade 1: Ainsley Brightman, Maitland District School, Maitland

Grade 2: Nicholas Sherman, Maitland District School, Maitland

Grade 3: Ally Symonds, Forest Ridge Academy, Barrington

Grade 4: William Fox-Rodrigue , Park West School, Halifax

Grade 5: Adina Brewer, New Germany Elementary, New Germany

Grade 6: Lucas Brocklehurst, Colby Village Elementary School, Dartmouth

Grade 7: Hanna Elford, Halifax Central Junior High School, Halifax

Class Participation Poster: The Grade Primary class at Rockingham Elementary School, Halifax (Teachers: Gillian Fougere and Cheryl Walker.)

Best School Participation (the most number of posters submitted from one school): Halifax Central Junior High School, with 60 entries.

In addition, two posters were selected from all entries to be featured on Holiday Greeting Cards for the Office of the Ombudsman. The posters selected were submitted by Kaylee Deveau at Ecole NDA, Cheticamp (Conseil scolaire acadien provincial) and Mary Fredericks at Halifax Central Junior High School.

The staff of the Office of the Ombudsman would like to thank the students of the Child and Youth Program at the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro Campus, for acting as judges, and their instructor Kelly Shaw.


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