Queen Alexandra Elementary School

About the project

Queen Alexandra Elementary invites you to support and lead interactive projects throughout the entire school exploring themes around Aboriginal culture, environmental issues, science, and outdoor education. As a volunteer, you will work closely with students from one classroom (or group of classrooms) facilitating fun project activities using integrated arts, science, and social sciences. Over three days, you will work closely with the Queen Alexandra students and help them with their particular activities which may include field trips, lesson plans, art, drama, and physical exercise. This year the activities and projects will explore themes such as Aboriginal culture, climate change and ecology, science, and outdoor education.

By the end of the three days, Queen Alexandra students will have built positive relationships with you and be open to future possibilities for themselves. As inner city kids can often have a narrow outlook for their own futures, the hope is that by engaging with you through interactive activities the students might begin to imagine themselves continuing on to postsecondary education.  

This is a whole school community project. The teams of UBC students will be working directly with students on a variety of projects. The project will usually be interactive and hands on, and allow the UBC students many opportunities to interact with the Queen Alexandra students.

Scheduling

Kick-off Orientation :

Saturday, February 3 from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Project :

Tuesday, February 20 from 8:30am – 3:30pm

Wednesday, February 21 from 8:30am – 3:30pm

Thursday, February 22 from 8:30am – 3:30pm

What you will do

  • Create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for students
  • Facilitate engaging activities with support from teachers
  • Help foster positive growth for literacy by igniting curiosity
  • Role-model responsible and respectful behavior in the classroom

We anticipate that the UBC students team will be energetic, enthusiastic and open to fully participating and leading the activities while making connections with the QA students. This project requires their active participation, it is not a passive project.

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm and interest in working with children (ages 5-12)
  • Ability to adapt to new experiences with a positive mind-set
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to manage potentially difficult situations
  • Willingness to act as an effective role-model, and a UBC ambassador
  • A passion for any of the following topics is considered an asset: supporting aboriginal youth, an interest in environment, biodiversity, and climate change.

Placement location

Queen Alexandra Elementary

Note

There is a possibility of going off site for a field trip within the Lower Mainland

Queen Alexandra Elementary

1300 E Broadway St
(at Clark Drive)
Vancouver, BC V5N 5P2
Canada

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