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CCVI student takes on leadership role in school GSA group

June 7, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – This year has been a very different year for students and staff as much of the school year has been held virtually. Due to the nature of the school year, a lot of school clubs could not meet regularly like they would in previous years.

After the Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) group took a pause, group member Viktoria approached the group’s teacher-advisor about reviving the schools GSA classroom online.

According to teacher-advisor Jennifer Manzo, Viktoria has taken on a leadership role with the group and has created posts and activities over the last few months to help further engage the group.

One of the ideas that Viktoria came up with was to create a series of animation videos to help celebrate Pride Month, since the group cannot celebrate this year in person. Viktoria asked the group for suggestions of movies, books and song to use in the videos and then worked hard over the last few weeks to put the videos together.

Since the start of June, the CCVI GSA classroom has been sharing one video each day to help celebrate Pride Month. Each video has a different focus to recognize figures in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and that support 2SLGBTQIA+ focused arts.

To view some of Viktoria’s amazing work, see the video below:

Great job, Viktoria!

How is your school celebrating Pride Month, let us know on social media using #UGIncludesPride.

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