Judy Fujiki of Byrne Creek Secondary has been participating in BC Heritage Fairs for the past four years. While all students who participate in Heritage Fairs bring something special to their projects, Judy’s students bring something unexpected. All of Judy’s students are ELL students.
BC Heritage Fairs offer an opportunity for Judy’s students to really connect to Canada’s history and their place in it. Many of her students focus on the history of immigration in Canada and weave in their own personal stories of coming here.
Creating a Heritage Fair project also offers Judy’s students an opportunity to test out their English oral skills during the judging component of the fair. The students are delighted to share with they’ve learned, not only linguistically, but also historically.