The Nova Scotia Diamond Jubilee Program engageed young Nova Scotians and helped them better understand how our government works, and how leadership and community involvement makes our province a better place to live.
To commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 60 scholarships, one for each year of Her Majesty's reign, were awarded to graduating Grade 12 students. These students had demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to their communities and the province. For a full list of the recipients,please visit http://diamondjubilee.ednet.ns.ca.
An on-line learning tool was implemented in the school curriculum for
grades two to eleven that engaged teachers and students, provided information
on the Diamond Jubilee, Her Majesty's role in Canadian government and active
citizenship. It offered students a range of learning activities and allowed
them to share ideas and resources. For further information on the learning tool,
In honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, an updated edition of A Crown of Maples and a teacher's guide was issued by the Department of Canadian Heritage this spring. A Crown of Maples is a publication available in French or English on the history of the Crown, its current role, and its symbolic importance in Canada.