Fernie students learn canoe skills

Fernie Secondary Schools (FSS) French Immersion students braved a morning snowstorm to spend some time out on the water learning some paddling skills last week.

Brittany Larabi and Brooklyn Borys practise the canoe skills they learned as part of the outdoor education class.

Fernie Secondary Schools (FSS) French Immersion students braved a morning snowstorm to spend some time out on the water learning some paddling skills last week.

Brian Bell was doing a Canoe Instructor Level one course for his MAST students at the College of the Rockies and invited the grade 8 and 9 FSS students to join in.

The MAST students taught the FSS students what they had learned. The experience paired well with The Importance of Water unit that the FSS students had finished in their outdoor education class.

Despite the snow the students had a great day out on the water.