$250,000 kick off Landmark East School begins new building campaign
Headmaster Peter Coll takes visitors to the window and points north and east, toward a parking area. He has a vision he’s anxious to share with others.
Someday soon, a new $2.4-million learning centre will be erected on the Landmark East School in Wolfville in that spot. And, he says, it will make a huge difference to the lives of the students at the school.
The new building, which will create a quadrangle behind the Johnson Academic Centre, will feature a gymnasium, creative makery space, cafetorium and kitchen.
Landmark East school, which works with those who have severe learning challenges, just received $250,000 from the Mudcreek Rotary Club to kick off its Building on Success Capital Campaign.
Jan Savage, chairwoman of the board of directors for Landmark East, called the contribution from the Mudcreek Rotarians a wonderful help.
Capital campaign chairman Henry Hicks told those assembled that the new centre is needed due to a steady growth in enrolment.
“As a former parent, I’ve always loved this school for what it’s able to do for kids,” he said. “It’s saved a lot of kids’ lives.”
Coll said wrestling is very popular at Landmark East and the school has never had gymnasium space. He added the
Landmark East headmaster Peter Coll, left, explained the uses the new learning centre will have while Mudcreek Rotary Club president Barry Leslie listens.
The school community at Landmark East in Wolfville recently celebrated a big cheque from the Mudcreek Rotary Club in Wolfville.