64. Join the Circle 

District No. 5 (Southeast Kootenay)

This project explores how rhythm, and the drum circle, can bring cross-curricular connections toward intangible but profound outcomes in belonging, leadership, healing and resilience in high school. How does a ‘convivial ambience’ change schooling? From positive experiences showing both inclusion as well as leadership potential among specific students, this project continues in building build on this foundation where student leadership/facilitation becomes an integral practice in a project now looking to widen its circle to include nearby schools.

The rhythm remains strong in this project, as shared in its lively and sensational 2021 Rural Schools Symposium presentation (.pdf opens in a new window).