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First Bell: spring 2020

by Heather Laura Clarke Swept away at Cinderella! Set to Prokofiev’s classic score, this magical ballet tells a story of human kindness, perseverance, and optimistic spirit. With a little help from a few fireflies, mice, and garden fairies, Cinderella will make it to the ball and shape her own future using friendship and kindness as […]

First Bell: Winter 2019

by Heather Laura Clarke Full STEAM ahead STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, and we can’t think of a better place to explore all things STEAM than the Discovery Centre on Lower Water Street. Check out the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit: a multi-sensory, interactive experience in robotics, art, music, computer programming […]

First bell: Fall 2019

By Suzanne Rent The Studio sets the stage for kids at Shakespeare by the Sea Young thespians have a chance to learn Shakespeare and musical theatre from some of Halifax’s best acting talent. The Studio at Shakespeare by the Sea is led by company members Jade Douris, director of education, and Drew O’Hara, artistic associate. […]

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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