From April 12 to 20 Terri Fidelak visited Maryfield School to conduct an "Artist in Schools" project. This project was funded through a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Terri, along with students from grades 4-8, created stop motion short films with the theme being environment, land and stewardship. The students were encouraged to write stories using their experiences focusing on where they live and how the land is cared for.
They then created characters, produced scripts and sketched storyboards. From there they created their short stop-motion films. This project addressed many of the curriculum connections in a variety of subjects which enhanced the students' learning. In addition, Joseph Naytowhow presented a workshop where he used stories and songs to give the students an awareness of the indigenous worldview. On Friday, April 20, the students presented their projects on the big screen at the Maryfield Auditorium, a fitting celebration of the students' creative work.
The short stop motion films were shown again at the Spring Concert on May 10.