It was a proud day for one kindergarten class in Yellowknife yesterday as they were invited to the Northwest Territories  Legislative Assembly building to help decorate a Christmas Tree.

Students of École St. Joseph School. Arthur C. Green/The Moose 100.1

On November 27 Father Christmas arrived early for École St. Joseph School, as 19 students brought handmade paper ornaments of a nativity scene that show the baby Jesus in the manger to the Legislative Assembly.

Students of École St. Joseph School kept Christ in Christmas for their tree theme it seems as they sang their Winter song and held hands while dancing around the newly decorated Christmas. They were also treated to a tour of the building and read a storybook “The Grinch” by a member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly.

Savannah Lane is the Public Affairs & Communications Intern for the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly.

“We have extended the invitation to kindergarten classes to decorate a Christmas Tree in the Great Hall of the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly building,” Lane said. “This event has become an exciting tradition that students, teachers and staff at the Assembly look forward to each year.”

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This year, we have invited kindergarten classes to visit the Assembly between November 21st– December 3rd, 2019, Lane added.

Caitlin Cleveland, the MLA for Kam Lake reads the students a Christmas story during a recent visit to the GNWT. Arthur C. Green/The Moose 100.1

“Each school will be assigned a Christmas tree to decorate with their student-made decorations and the trees will be trimmed in advance with lights,” Lane said. “During the visit, kindergarten classes participate in tree decorating, a short tour of Assembly, their Member of the Legislative Assembly or staff will read them a Christmas story followed by refreshments for students and teachers.”

The Legislative Assembly provided bus transportation for the students to and from the Assembly.

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