Golden Star Awards Continue for 2021

BCRTA is pleased to offer the 2021 Golden Star Awards Program. Adjudicated by the Excellence in Public Education Committee, the awards acknowledge outstanding intergenerational programs in BC’s public schools.

This year, due to the restrictions of COVID-19 measures, established programs are proceeding differently but we are hopeful that some teachers will find safe ways to facilitate communication between students and seniors. One of last year’s winners is developing the use of technology and letter writing, for example, to implement the fifth year of their program. Although in- person activities are not permitted at this time, students and seniors can still learn much from one another. If teachers are able to continue intergenerational programs during these difficult times, we want to acknowledge their efforts.

We have provided this information to BCTF, BCPVPA, BCSTA, BCSSA and the Royal Canadian Legion. We have appreciated their support for intergenerational programming in the past and hope their members will be encouraged to know that the Golden Star Awards Program is seeking applications this year. Branches will receive information about the 2021 Golden Star Awards Program to share with BCRTA members and teachers in their communities.

View the 2020 Golden Star Awards video online at https://bcrta.ca/golden-star-awards-bcrta-conference-2020/

Caroline Malm
Chair, Excellence in Public Education Committee