We were pleased to welcome two primary school classes from L’Ecole Gilbert Boulanger, accompanied by eight residents of the Westalia seniors home in Courseulles to the Juno Beach Centre today A grand-son and his grand-mother were amongst the group!
The young students and seniors participated in the presentation « History at your Fingertips » conducted by our Canadian guide Colin, in order to learn and share about the experiences of Norman and Canadian children during the war. The presentation was especially touching thanks to the elders’ anecdotes and memories.
The group then visited the museum together in order to learn about the role played by the Canadian soldiers during the war. The last film “They Walk with You” had a great impact on the children.
In the temporary exhibit, the children loved the mobile app « Explore Juno, with some declaring that they would come back with their families in order to be « guides for the day » with their brothers and sisters.
A snack was offered to conclude this beautiful day of learning and intergenerational exchanges.
This type of visit was a first for the Juno Beach Centre. Congratulations to Isabelle Roos, the director of l’Ecole Gilbert Boulanger, for this superb initiative.
We are happy and proud at the Juno Beach Centre to present a temporary exhibit which makes these types of special educational experiences possible. The temporary exhibit will be presented until the end of December 2016.
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