Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Life Skills Instructors

The Life Skills Instructors on the North Coast are keeping busy these days with their students.

We spoke to Nancy Barfoot, the secretary for Amos Comenius Memorial School in Hopedale.

Barfoot says there are three life skills instructors and they are Ben Winters, Thomas Tuglavina and Doris Boase.

She says the instruc
tors teach students from K-9. They make mitts, dream catchers, coats and Kamutiks.
Barfoot adds, once the students are finished with their crafts they take it home.

We also spoke to Blanche Winters, one of the life skills instructors at the John Christian Erhardt Memorial School in Makkovik.

Winters says she teaches Grades 4-9 students and they make slippers, mitts, dream catchers, pictures, key chains and do embroidery as well.

Winters adds once the students are finished with their crafts they also take it home.

In Rigolet, the Northern Lights Academy; we spoke to Wendy Pottle who is the Secretary for their school.

Pottle says Ruth Pottle is the life skills instructor for the Rigolet school.

She says the students make dickies, uppiks, they knit, do bead work and embroidery and they are ready to start caribou tufting as well.

Pottle says, once the students are finished with their crafts, they display their items and take them home as well.

Pottle adds the students go out for boil-ups, snowshoeing, and do cooking as well whenever the weather is good.

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