Here’s another video highlighting Streetfront and what we can accomplish with our students. Thanks to The Tyee for their continued interest in our little school.
Trevor did what he does best… speaking with passion about what Streetfront and alternative education is all about at ‘The Future of Public Education: Beyond the Headlines’. Attendees at the Oct. 5th talk heard from academics, students, parents, teachers and others about both the challenges that the system faces, and the bright lights that are making a difference. Together, they explored the question: At it’s best, what can our public education system achieve? And what must we do to get there?
You can watch the whole event here but if you want to skip ahead to Trevor’s talk he starts at 1:18:30
We are fortunate to have with a very talented ongoing volunteer, Conlan Mansfield – taking Streetfront through a series of movement exercises. We have done exercises in ground work (crawls), reflex’s, rope work (Navy Seals method), one and two-foot jumps, rings, and rolls so far. These exercises are designed to improve how we move our bodies through space, posture, flexibility, agility, strength and overall fitness.
Today Streetfront participated in the 3rd Annual Alt. Bowling Tournament at REVS along with 10 other VSB alternative schools. While we didn’t win the Bergeron Cup we had several strikes, too many gutter balls to count and a lot of fun! Thanks to Foundation Alt. for hosting yet another fun tournament and congratulations to Outreach Alternative for winning the tournament!!
I wish the general public can see these tournaments, the annual Arts Fair and Sports Days when Vancouver’s Alt. Schools come together because they would see a diverse, talented and energetic group of youth.
On Thursday our students had the fantastic opportunity to try their hand at the sport of cycling on a velodrome track. There wasn’t anyone in the Streetfront class (students and staff included) who could say they were not intimidated by this sport that sees one cycling around a track that had up to 47 degrees in pitch! We would like to thank Nikki from Urban Native Youth Association and Michael from Burnaby Veldrome for giving us this opportunity and expert guidance. We hope to return soon to this wonderful sport.