On April 5, six students with visual impairments from Peace Wapiti Public School Division, Grande Prairie Public School Division, and Grande Prairie and District Catholic Schools participated in a special Easter egg hunt at the Grande Prairie Heritage Museum.
The Easter egg hunt, hosted by the Grade 5 and 6 students of Bonanza School and in partnership with Karen Beatty, Educational Consultant for students with vision loss, from Peace Collaborative Services, included beeping Easter eggs that the Bonanza students built in the school’s makerspace. 180 eggs were built over two afternoons, and a kit of 30 eggs and a manual, completed in Braille, will be given to each visually impaired student’s school to use again each year.
Bonanza School Principal Theresa Simmonds says she is thrilled with how the day went. “It’s nice for the students to see the fruits of their labour. The kids worked hard to make today special for our students with visual impairments and it couldn’t have gone any better.”