Lloydminster catholic schools and the mayor of Lloydminster are participating in Saskatchewan’s Education Week.
On Monday, October 21, students at Mother Teresa Early Childhood Education Centre had a guest reader. Mayor Gerald Aalbers read a book called ‘Try a Little Kindness’ to students in pre-kindergarten to grade two.
“Kindness should start early in life; and I think it’s important because if we are all kind to each other, it’ll make life a lot easier for everyone. We talked about the book of kindness, and we talked about how we can be kind to each other in the city and help each other out. I think instilling a community value in children is very important.”
A teacher also asked the students how they could show kindness to the city they lived in. The kids answered many different ways, answering washing their house and clean up garbage. Other classes brought books that they wanted the mayor to read.
“For myself, as the mayor, I do a lot of reading each day and I think it’s important that kids take a learn interests in reading so that they start; and from a perspective, interacting from adults, maybe not at home but they do it at school and with different people. I think it’s a great start.”
Mayor Aalbers says he enjoys moments were he can read to young students. He believes interacting with the community, no matter the age is important, especially when the youth will be future residents of the city.