SUBMITTED AND WRITTEN BY ALBERT COLLEGE
Kindergarten to Grade 6 enjoyed the 10th Annual Jamie Day at Albert College on September 21.
Jamie Day is an annual event that celebrates the life of a former student Jamie Prud’Homme. Jamie was a Grade 2 student at Albert College who suddenly passed away on November 25, 2008.
She loved the school, her teachers and friends, butterflies, and all things purple!
It was at this time that her parents wanted to honour Jamie’s memory at the Junior School because it was a place she loved.
As a result, Jamie Day and the beautiful Jamie P’H Memorial Butterfly Garden outside the school were created. Each year on Jamie’s birthday the students are asked to wear purple and participate in an activity organized by her parents and made possible by the
Jamie P’H Memorial Fund.
What a great day we had! Students painted wooden caterpillars that now line the fence of the butterfly garden and also had the opportunity to explore past Jamie Day favourites such as karate, conservation, and improv!
We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Prud’Homme for organizing this event with support from the Jamie P’H Fund and our presenters: George Misuraka from Misuraka Karate, Maya Navrot and Kirsten Geysler from Quinte Conservation, and the Fiddleheads for ending our day with a music concert!
We would also like to thank Jamie’s classmates who are now in Grade 12 at the Senior School for running the improv workshop: Aiden, Alex, Katrine and Faith. While this event celebrates the life of Jamie, it also celebrates the unique qualities of all our students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6.
This event is a tradition that brings us together as a school community and definitely highlights the fact that everyone who joins Albert College is always a member of the Albert Family.