First bell: summer 2019

By Suzanne Rent New program helps SpellRead students make mind movies Halifax Learning is offering a new program called Painting Mind Pictures through its popular SpellRead program. Students enrolled in SpellRead and Painting Mind Pictures will work with speech language pathologist Natalie Sampson in 10 sessions, one session per month. The goal of Painting Minds […]

First bell: Spring 2019

By Our Children Take a hike! What better way to enjoy the snow and local scenery than by hiking through your community. Hike Nova Scotia and its partner organizations have at least 50 hikes and snowshoe events taking place until Mar. 22. Hikes are in communities around the HRM (and beyond) and each is given […]

First Bell: Winter 2018

By Our Children East Coast meets West Coast When Randall Thompson, an expat Cape Bretoner, found himself in need of a career change after relocating to Victoria, British Columbia, he decided to start his own company and founded Caper Games. The company recently scored its biggest hit to date with the creation of a new […]

First Bell: Fall 2018

By Our Children Explore space with Woodlawn Public Library and local scientists Are you curious about outer space? Want to learn how you can have a career studying the cosmos? On Sept. 22 the Woodlawn Public Library is hosting an opportunity to explore space with local scientists from 2 to 3 p.m. WISEatlantic hosts local […]

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First Bell: Summer 2018

By Our Children Playing along with Eddie the Cat Nova Scotia’s Clean Foundation is taking puppet theatre to a whole new level. Based on Clean’s award-winning puppet theatre presentation Eddie and the Air Out There, the Foundation has now launched an interactive video game featuring Eddie and his friends. Eddie is a loveable cat (puppet) […]

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First Bell: Spring 2018

By Our Children   Cotton-tales and puddle ducks Tickets are on sale now for a Beatrix Potter children’s ballet, presented by the School of Dance, Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. Beatrix Potter: Two Tales Dancing, is a narrated ballet of Potter’s famous children’s stories The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. […]

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First Bell: Winter 2017

By Our Children Discovery Centre announces winners of 2017 awards The Discovery Centre hosted its 15th annual Discovery Awards, Halifax’s most prestigious science recognition event, on Nov. 23rd at the Cunard Centre to celebrate Nova Scotia’s best and brightest science innovators.  There were two Nova Scotia Science Hall of Fame Inductees:  • Dr. William Feindel […]

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First Bell: Fall 2017

By Our Children Artistically speaking… If you have a junior artist budding in your family and would like to supply some inspiration, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a must-visit. It offers free admission on Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. …or artistically working If just seeing completed art in a gallery isn’t inspiration […]

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