Two new Lakehead University calendars feature the artwork of Thunder Bay and Simcoe County students, from kindergarten to grade 12. Developed by the Faculty of Education, the calendars display colourful art depicting the seasons, nature, outdoor sports, animals, Aboriginal artwork, and other subjects.

Over 300 pieces of student artwork were submitted to Lakehead University for consideration in the calendar, and a contest was held to choose the winning selections. “This promotes Lakehead’s Faculty of Education program and thanks the Thunder Bay and Simcoe County school boards for allowing our students to complete their teaching practicums in their schools,” says Jan Oakley, Coordinator of the Student Artwork Calendar Contest. Colleen Davey, a Grade 2 teacher at Sherbrooke Public School says that “the contest provided the students with an opportunity to produce art for an authentic purpose, and the fact that they were able to choose their own topic and medium spurred their creativity. The students who won were immensely and justifiably proud of themselves.”

The calendars will be distributed to schools with whom the university has partnered, and to potential students.
Turtle drawing by a student from Thunder Bay’s Sherbrooke Public School