Jason Hatt’s Grade 6 at Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik class has been busy this month.
They put the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle of avatittinnik – respect and care for the land, animals and environment – into action.
“On Wednesday, May 15th, the class decided to make this a reality by cleaning the grounds on and adjacent to the school building. Gloves and garbage bags were provided to make this initiative possible,” said principal Brian Manning.
“They did a terrific job and have since challenged the other classes at the school to make a similar contribution to the environment.”
Most recently, Hatt welcomed author Aviaq Johnston to their classroom.
“They had been studying her book entitled Those Who Run in the Sky,” said Manning.
“The students were excited to meet her and to discuss the writing process with her. We thank Aviaq for sharing her time with our Grade 6 students and for her efforts on behalf of Nunavut writers, present and future.”
Johnston’s second book, Those Who Dwell Below, is soon to be published.