Charting the future
Sackville Schools 2020 committee proposes ‘community learning campus’ to replace three local schools
They’ve done the research, they’ve put in the legwork, and they’ve brought forward a new and innovative vision for education in Sackville.
Now they need the community’s support to make it a reality.
Sackville Schools 2020, a group of community members who came together more than three years ago to brainstorm ways in which schooling in Sackville could become better, presented their proposed concept during a recent community forum.
“We’ve looked at schools in many different parts of Canada and beyond and we’ve put together a model that we think will work well for Sackville – a community learning campus,” said committee member Laura Reinsborough.
The campus model the committee is proposing would see students from kindergarten to Grade 12 sharing facilities and resources with one another as well as the wider community. The facilities could incorporate features such as community kitchens, health services, a community library, performance space, and shared athletic space.
This cheery and light-filled space at Norma Rose Point School in Vancouver is just one example of the type of space that Sackville Schools 2020 envisions as part of a new community school campus.