Enriched English students “Ben”efit from cartoonist’s visit

By Gordon Lambie
Enriched English students “Ben”efit  from cartoonist’s visit

The École de la Passerelle in Waterville welcomed Quebec cartoonist and illustrator Daniel Shelton as a guest speaker on Tuesday morning. Best known as the creator of the “Ben” comic strip that has appeared in papers around the world, including The Record, for the last 22 years, Shelton met with the students enrolled in the school’s Enriched English program to talk about his work. “The students in grades five and six; it is difficult to get them reading, but they love comic strips,” said Édith Lapeyrie, the teacher overseeing the program, explaining that she has been building a library of English books and comics in her classroom, but has also asked the town of Waterville to expand the availability of English books in its municipal library as well. Shelton’s visit, she said, is a cultural activity coordinated as a part of that effort. See full story in Feb. 28 Record

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