Sacred Heart students spend a day at the RCMP Academy
- EFN Staff | October 30, 2017
The RCMP Academy “Depot” Division hosted students from Grades 6 to 8 of the Sacred Heart Community School for an afternoon of learning as well as a modified Regimental Dinner. On Thursday, October 26 the Depot Division and Sacred Heart school took the opportunity to continue building relationships between the students and the RCMP – who have also partnered in the Sacred Heart Reading Program.
According to a news release, the students toured around the base, took in information about the Cadet Training Program, and were able to experience it themselves through adapted training exercises. The students took orders and stood at attention, marched, and ran as they were instructed to. They also had the opportunity to try on cadet uniforms and participate in team-building activities by passing around balloons and creating school spirit chants. During the Sergeant Major’s Parade, Grade 8 student Jalen Funmaker inspected the troops where he found no mistakes.
Grade 8 student Caralee Stevenson professionally hosted a two-century-old traditional dinner as Mess President. The RCMP Regimental Dinner, which started in Great Britain, is a custom that fosters high morale and good fellowship between senior and junior members.
Commanding Officer Brenda Lucki, who is also the most senior member of the Division, served the most junior member in attendance. Grade 6 student Jordan Ermine received the meal with great pleasure as the menu was altered to recognize the students of Sacred Heart Community School which included foods that could be collected from Treaty 4 Territory. In honour and remembrance of the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada, an empty place was set at the Head Table. The RCMP Academy was privileged to share the traditions of the Force with such a respectful and enthusiastic group of students.