Gichigiiwedin Winter Games

Gichigiiwedin Winter Games
Posted on 04/08/2021

The Superior North Catholic District School Board has amazing and talented athletes!

The Superior North Catholic District School Board students at all grade levels had a chance to participate in the Gichigiiwedin (gi-CHI-gee-WAY-din) Winter Games. From Monday, March 22nd to Wednesday, March 31st, 24 classes and over 321 students learned about and tried several different Inuit and First Nations games.

This was a great opportunity to participate in asynchronous pre-planned activities to support belonging, physical, mental well-being, getting outside and having fun! The games were also used to meet curricular expectations. Some games were held indoors and others were outdoors! Some games were done in the classroom and others virtually (for remote learners)! All games followed our current COVID-19 guidelines.

Some games the students participated in were Kneel Jump, Knuckle/Seal Hop, One Foot High Kick, Hoop and Spear, Soapstone Carving and Side Reach!

Collage of Students Creating Soap CarvingsStudents at our Lady of Lourdes in Manitouwadge creating soapstone carvings

Students Participating in the Hoop and Spear ActivityStudents at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Longlc participating in the hoop and spear activity.

Collage of Students Participating in Winter GamesGrade 2/3 students at St. Edward Catholic School participating in One Foot High Kick.

Students Participating in one Foot High Kick GameSt. Edward Catholic School Grade 4/5 students playing high kick

St. Hilary Catholic School students trying the Side Reach. With feet together, students picked up the ball with one hand and then used the same hand to place the ball behind the knees and as far as possible to the other side.

St. Hilary Catholic School students participating in the Gichigiiwedin Winter Games Seal Crawl. The Seal Crawl is a race in which participants use their hands to crawl forward, dragging their legs behind.

Students Participating in Winter Games kick Ball GameGrade 1/2 students at St. Edward Catholic School playing the one foot high kick game. Students were challenged to jump to kick a ball suspended in the air.

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