On Thursday, May 5th, St. Justin, Martyr CES held the official opening and blessing of its new outdoor learning area. This special event was attended by junior students, the school Enviro Club and special guests. It was a wonderful para liturgical celebration complete with songs by the glee club. Following a blessing by Father Derek, principal Michael Neilands gave a moving reading of The Giving Tree that reminded everyone of the importance of trees in our lives. To complete the celebration, representatives of the financial sponsors of this project: Mei Zhou from TD Canada Trust's 8601 Warden Avenue branch and Ricky Yuen, Chair of the School Council, helped Mr. Neilands cut a green ribbon to officially open the outdoor learning area as staff and students cheered.
Mei Zhou, principal Michael Neilands and Ricky Yuen pose with a plaque
Mei Zhou, principal Michael Neilands and Ricky Yuen cut the green ribbon
Father Derek blesses the new outdoor learning area
The Glee Club performs