Meet the Team!

The Next Generation Takes A Step

By: Akshiya
 

Our new Banting and Best Junior Journalists have arrived!

With many events going on at the school, this team of young writers, photographers, editors, investigators, reporters, and coordinators, along with Mr. Ly, will be working hard to update our school website. Our crew consists of 21 dedicated Grade 6s, 7s & 8s. Without further ado, here they are.



THE BOSS
 

Mr. Ly 
(aka "Big Boss Man")

Mr. Ly

“My name is Mr. Ly and I suppose people might describe me as caring, silly and...vain (though I’m really not!). What do I love about Junior Journalists this year? I'm used to doing the school's website by myself so I'm happy to have free labour...oops, I meant I'm happy to finally have help with the task. In all honesty, I love giving students opportunities to display leadership at school. As a teacher, I really enjoy opportunities to work with different students at school that aren't students in my classroom. Banting and Best is the 'best' school because of the unique and wonderful combination of awesome teachers and amazing students.”


EDITORS
 

Jason
(aka "Mason")

Jason

“I am ambitious, positive, and obedient. I decided to become a Junior Journalist, because I enjoy writing, and want to improve my leadership skills, by joining a club that allows me to interact and socialize other people. Being in Junior Journalists is a great opportunity for me to improve my language and photography skills. Being in Junior Journalists gives me a feeling that I'm doing something special for my school, and showing what our students are capable of. Well, there are COUNTLESS reasons why Banting and Best is the 'Best' school. First of all, we are LITERALLY the 'best' school (ironically). We are also unique, because we do the sign language for O Canada, which signifies us as an inclusive school. The students and teachers are all really supportive and kind, so I think that is what makes B & B the 'best' school in the world."

 

Nilakshana
(aka "Shana")

Nilakshana

"I'm intelligent, adaptive, and diligent. I decided to become a Junior Journalist because I knew it would improve my language and leadership skills. It was also a way for me to get involved in the school. I can help create and build on the school websites by editing the articles, and taking pictures. Joining this team was also a way to bond with new people. B&B is the 'best' school because we have so much opportunities at a young age, such as the sign language we do to O Canada. If these reason don’t prove it, we even have ‘Best” in our name. And dedicated teachers who helped us with each step of our way to Grade 8. If these reason don’t prove it, we even have ‘Best' in our name."


WEB EDITORS
 

Sarah L.
(aka "Barah")

Sarah

“I'm unique, honest, observant. I chose to become a Junior Journalist because I wanted to become more involved around the school by joining different clubs and teams. Being in Junior Journalists, gives me opportunities to write articles and to edit the school website.Banting and Best is the 'best' school because everyone in the school is helpful, nice and encouraging."

 

Bonnie

Bonnie

“I’m introverted, independent, and organized. I chose to become a Junior Journalist so I could learn how to use websites and make them.Being in Junior Journalists allows me to work in a group of people with similar interests and gives me a learning opportunity with technology. I think B&B is the 'best' because we get many opportunities to join clubs, participate and contribute to the school, and because we work hard as a community to be eco friendly."

 



REPORTERS
 

Kara
(aka "Karot")

Kara

"In 3 words I got to say that I'm cRaZy, unique and active. I chose to become a member of Junior Journalists because I wanted to write more about sports and show people what's great about it. It's great to be in Junior Journalist because I like to write about sports that I have done but know everyone can see it, not just me. Banting & Best is the 'best' because all the teachers are really kind and caring, and we have a lot of clubs, like sport clubs."

 

Srilakshmi

Srilakshmi

“I am kind, helpful, and adventurous. I chose to become a Junior Journalist because I like to help out with the school website and encourage others to look at the school website. The thing that is great about being a Junior Journalist is that you can participate in writing articles, taking photos and editing videos for the school website.  I think that Banting and Best is the 'Best' school because the teachers are supportive and they are helpful with any work students are trying to accomplish."

 

Kesiha

Kesiha

“I am confident, loud, and explorational. I decided to join the Junior Journalists because I love taking pictures and I like to explore new things. It is great to be a Junior Journalist because you get to learn and try new things. You also get to explore a variety of different things. B & B is the 'best' school because everyone is included and nobody is left out."

 



VIDEOGRAPHERS
 

Connie
(aka "Chicon")

Connie

“I would describe myself as impatient, frank, and outgoing. I really enjoy being a Junior Journalist because I can interact with new people and I contribute to a group that manages the school website, which is a big role in the school. Seeing my work on a website that's public makes me proud of myself. In Junior Journalist, everyone can express their thoughts and think about ideas for the website. We can also work together and that can help us build stronger friendships. There is also a lot to learn as I start to learn how to add things to websites. What makes Banting and Best great? We have D&T, we have really nice and funny teachers, the students are respectful towards people around them. We are also an Eco school which demonstrates that we also help the earth."

 

Sally

Sally

“I am a girl, annoying, and crazy. I decided to become a Junior Journalists because I thought it would be fun to work with video equipment take pictures of sports and events for example the Terry Fox run. I also thought it would be fun to make videos and skits. What’s great about being a Junior Journalist is that I get to learn new thing what I mean by that is since I am a videographer I get to explore with the camera and learn new things such as how to know what the perfect angle is how to make a tripod taller as well as other things. I think B&B is the 'best' school because we don’t fool around when someone gets hurt even if it just a minor injury like someone bleeding a little bit instead of saying leave it alone or “suck it up” the secretary at least gives the student a band-aid."

 



SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT INVESTIGATORS
 

Akshiya

Akshiya

“I am patient, kind, and helpful. I joined Junior Journalists because I can improve on my language skills and have many group discussions. I also like to be involved at school, so joining Journalists was a fun way to be creative but still helping the school out.Junior Journalists is a fun and interesting way to learn new things and help create a website which is something I have never done before. Banting and Best is the 'best' school because of our amazing students who are respectful to their peers, and we have the most helpful teachers who give support when students try to reach their goals."

 

Abirami

Abirami

“I am creative, nice, and thoughtful. I chose to become a junior journalist because I like writing articles for the school to see. I like being in Junior Journalists because I get to write different articles and interview people in the school. I think Banting and Best is the 'best' school in the world because there are a lot of friendly teachers and students."

 



PHOTOGRAPHERS
 

Jully
(aka "Joowy")

Jully

“I’m Jully and the only words that could precisely describe me are: Extremely Socially Awkward. I decided to join Junior Journalists because it seemed fun to be able to create something amazing with my friends which the whole school would be able to see and appreciate. Junior Journalists allows me to experience and pick up skills of filmmaking and photography which I wouldn’t be able to do in my own time. I also really appreciate the supportive feedback that the members give. I believe Banting and Best is the 'best' school because of their supportive culture and their different ways of teaching. Not only that but our school has many extra curricular clubs which allow the students to show and develop their talents. If you still do not believe it, our school even has 'Best' in its name."

 

Vivian
(aka "Shimmy")

Vivian

“I am determined, distracted, and hardworking if I need to get something done. I chose to become a Junior Journalist because I like experiences with the Internet and having access to the school's website. What our school's reputation on the Internet is in the hands of us, the Junior Journalists.The great thing about being in Junior Journalists is that we have access to the internet, and to control the school website.  I think Banting and Best is the 'best' school in the world since our ecosystem is progressing extremely well and we got the platinum award. We also raise a lot of money for different fundraisers."

 

Cyndy

Cyndy

“I am crazy, funny,and active. I chose to become a Junior Journalists because Mr. Ly was there, also is because I never got to be in Junior Journalists before. The great thing about being in Journalists is that I get to be a photographer and I like the job. I think it's the 'best' school because there are a lot of sports and I like sports. There are a lot of nice/funny teachers too."

 

Zara
(aka "ZaZa")

Zara

“I’m unique, smart, and fearless. I like being creative so I decided to join Junior Journalists.The great thing about being in Junior Journalists is that we get to let people know what's going on in the school. Banting and Best is the 'Best' school in the world because it’s eco-friendly."

 

Kaylee

Kaylee

“I’m outgoing, dedicated, and adventurous. I became a Junior Journalist to help improve our school website. We are able to improve our school website for others to notice our articles about the events happening. In my opinion, Banting and Best would be the best school, I think that because of the wonderful and peaceful environment and the happy atmosphere."

 

Yendy

Yendy

“I am talkative, energetic and reliable. I joined Junior Journalists because I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn some new skills.The great thing about being in Journalists is that you can learn new things. Banting and Best is the “best” school because you can have lots of fun and adventures while learning."

 

Vanessa

Vanessa

Quote coming soon...


FUN AND GAMES COORDINATORS
 

Emma
(aka "Emmiana Grande")

Emma

“I’m funny, weird, and kind. I joined Junior Journalists because I wanted to help out with the website and fun activities in the school that the Junior Journalists are in charge of. Junior Journalists is fun and a good opportunity to learn new things I think Banting and Best is the best school because it has lost of fun clubs and nice teachers."  

 

Eileen

Eileen

“I’m small, helpful, and annoying. I choose to become a Junior Journalist because I could learn more knowledge about making a good website.The great thing about being in Junior Journalists is you get to help the school just by being online and making things for the web. Banting and Best is the 'best' school because it's the school that has my best friends and favorite teachers."

 

Sarah C.

Sarah

“I am crazy, nice, and responsible. I chose to be a Junior Journalists because I like to take pictures and use the internet. It's great because Mr.Ly is here and we get to work together. It is the 'best' school because it has nice teachers and lots of friends."