You’re never too young to ask the tough questions

New St. Angela Merici elementary school to be ready by May. Nov 1, 2019. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

Watch out NBC, CBS, and ABC — the St. Clair Catholic District School Board has some budding cub reporters.

Three students have been providing the community with regular updates on St. Angela Merici Catholic School through video reports called St. Clair Action News.

Superintendent of Education Laura Callaghan said the students are from Our Lady of Fatima, St. Agnes, and St. Vincent, which will close once the new school is open, and are acting as ambassadors.

“They are doing a lot of great work to help us have a smooth transition. They’re doing things like planning events to honour the history of their current schools and looking at how we can build a cohesive community for St. Angela Merici,” said Callaghan.

Callaghan said there were five updates last year and two so far this year.

“We really value student voice and these students really took up the challenge. They’ve got a lot of great skills and you can see in the videos that they’re quite polished and professional,” she added.

Callaghan said the idea came from the school board’s supervisor of Communications and Community Relations Todd Lozon.

“It really is an opportunity we’ve been providing our students. At St. Clair Catholic our new vision statement is “Future Ready” and this is giving our kids an opportunity to explore the whole idea of media and communication,” Callaghan said.

St. Angela Merici Catholic School is scheduled to open in September of 2020. Bishop Fabbro is tentatively scheduled to celebrate the opening mass and bless the new school on September 10.