L.V. Rogers Secondary School has received the Golden Star Legion Award from the Canadian Legion and the B.C. Retired Teachers’ Association for an inter-generational project conducted over the past two years.
The awards were presented at a picnic at Lakeside Park on Friday.
The project consisted of a series of conversations between seniors and high school students held in English teacher Carla Wilson’s classroom in 2018 and 2019.
The discussions were facilitated by Lee Reid around topics such as #MeToo, climate change, love, death, and loneliness.
Reid has since written a book about the sessions: Growing Together: Conversations between Seniors and Youth, with photos by Blaise Enright.