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St. Lawrence Academy Lights It Up Blue
St. Lawrence Academy
Posted: Tue Apr 12 00:00:00 NDT 2016

In early April, staff and students of St. Lawrence Academy celebrated World Autism Awareness Day. The school community was encouraged to "Light it up Blue" and considering the school is considered the ‘home of the blues,’ it was not a difficult task! They participated in a range of activities including grade-related presentations on what Autism is, which helped students to understand the behaviours and actions of a person with Autism. Students were also shown videos that helped them to see and further comprehend the difficulties that some people with Autism experience daily. Students and teachers had open in class discussions and finished this off by learning the symbols for Autism. Each student then coloured a puzzle piece which, was then displayed in the school’s main lobby. To cap off the day, the school community came together in the gym to take a group photo to show our support. The school celebrated the day with cake and juice, as this was a very educational day showing the support shared within the school with the Autism community. St. Lawrence Academy hopes to build on our activities for next year.

95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706
95 Elizabeth Avenue
St. John's, NL · Canada · A1B 1R6
Tel: (709) 758-2372 · Fax: (709) 758-2706

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