Chart­ing the fu­ture

Sackville Schools 2020 com­mit­tee pro­poses ‘com­mu­nity learn­ing cam­pus’ to re­place three lo­cal schools

Sackville Tribune - - FRONT PAGE - BY KATIE TOWER STAFF RE­PORTER

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

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