|SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY ANIMATION RECOGNIZED|
MONTREAL, OCTOBER 21, 2014 – Spiritual Community Animators are an important asset on the front lines of education and the service has a strong impact on students at the English Montreal School Board.
Students from Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard submitted the name of Spiritual Animator Vince Lacroce as a person who has had a strong positive influence on them. He was recognized by 92.5 The BEAT in the contest “Tell a Special Person...Thank You.” He was acknowledged as a person who has a strong positive influence on his students and the community through the programs he puts in place as part of the Spiritual Community Animation Service.
At the recent Complementary Educational Services Symposium (Caring for the Whole Child), animators Katie Leggitt (Rosemount High School), Elizabeth Pellicone (Lester B. Pearson High School) and Rocco Speranza (Vincent Massey Collegiate) presented workshops on their impact on students as well as certain initiatives in place at schools.
Katie Leggitt presented a workshop on the nature of the Spiritual Community Animation Service and its strong impact on our students and in our communities. Participants were informed as to just how big an asset Spiritual Community Animators are on the front lines of education.
All three animators also presented a workshop on School Gardens: Growing the Mind and Spirit by Growing Food the Organic Way. The workshop-helped educators bring gardening to their schools. Participants were given information on the importance and value of school gardens and their benefits in developing the whole child, body, mind and spirit.
Michael J. Cohen