Red lips and rosy cheeks fill the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage. As booming voices and thrilling dance grip the room, it’s hard to imagine that these performers are only in high school.
Earlier this year, some high school students showed Toronto Legionnaires they can remember veterans. Along the way, their art touched branch president, Debbie Moore. “I was blown away by the artwork. I could not believe how much time and effort they put into it,” Moore said.
The Toronto public and Catholic school boards want this year’s Christmas break to start later. The boards are seeking the provincial government’s approval to make Dec. 23 the last day of school for 2011. Students would return Jan. 9 after a two-week period. Currently, the school boards have Dec. 16 and Jan. 2 as the last and first days.