Surrey Schools Performance: Farming, Food Systems & Sustainability

BIG IDEAS Education Student Performance

Date & Time

Date: Wednesday, April 29 2015

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, April 29 2015

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Farming and Food Systems is an inter-disciplinary performance event by over 300 students from 11 Surrey Schools, ranging from Grade 1 to 12. This event celebrates creativity and innovation through a collaborative learning process involving students, teachers, and artists as part of the Vancouver Biennale BIG IDEAS Education Program in partnership with the Surrey School Board.

Please join us as these talented students  present their work through exhibitions and performances in spoken words, dance, theatre, and visual arts. All of the schools have been drawing inspiration from the I Have A Dream Community Project which was developed by Biennale Residency artist Shweta Bhattad.

Students and teachers explored how food is grown, produced, marketed and retailed. They examined the approach, challenges and influence of mass corporations versus local food growers and considered the multifaceted impacts and challenges of farming and food systems.

Facilitated by their classroom teachers and professional artist collaborators from the BIG IDEAS program, students perform their personal perspectives to share their collective voices with the community.

Participating Schools and Teachers:

Berkshire Elementary: Kyla McNeil

Bonaccord Elementary: Leanna Donders

David Brankin Elementary: Diane Jones

Earl Marriott: Katherine Manning

East Kensington: Jennifer Stewart

Ellendale Elementary: Tamara Fransen

Laronde Elementary: Sylvie Afilal

Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary: Amanda Okrainetz

Maple Green Elementary: Rajbir Lamond

Strawberry Hill Elementary: Navnit Dosanjh

Tamanawis Secondary: Josh Weiss

Artist Collaborators:

Lara Barclay, dance artist

Amy-Claire Huestis, media and light installation/visual artist

Julia Kreutz, visual artist

Brendan McLeod, spoken words artist

Julie Lynn Mortensen, drama artist

Theresa “Tree” Walsh, dance artist


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