Govern­ment an­nounces re­cip­i­ents of youth in­no­va­tion project

The Compass - - NEWS - BYMELISSA JENK­INS

Fund­ing is be­ing pro­vided to 32 schools through­out the province from the provin­cial govern­ment for in­no­va­tion and new learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

Some $400,000 has been al­lot­ted for the youth in­no­va­tion project, which will help youth con­nect with tech­nol­o­gy­based op­por­tu­ni­ties that fo­cus on in­no­va­tion and creative learn­ing.

The fund­ing, which is un­der the re­gional devel­op­ment fund, pro­vides non-re­payable con­tri­bu­tions, up to 80 per cent of el­i­gi­ble costs up to a max­i­mum of $15,000.

Schools in our re­gion are re­cip­i­ents of this fund­ing.

Acre­man Ele­men­tary in Green’s Har­bour has been awarded $9,017 for a “Daily 5” lan­guage arts pro­gram. For de­tails on the pro­gram visit http://www.thedai­ly­cafe.com.

A grant of $15,000 has been ap­proved for Amal­ga­mated Academy in Bay Roberts for a con­ser­va­tion and engi­neer­ing corps project.

In Old Per­li­can, Bac­calieu Col­le­giate will also re­ceive $15,000. Its pro­gram will be a part­ner­ship with com­mu­ni­ties to cre­ate a se­ries of e-books and photo dis­plays of histroical con­tent.

Stu­dents at St. Fran­cis School in Har­bour Grace will have the op­por­tu­nity to get in­tro­duced to data col­lec­tion and anal­y­sis while study­ing the life cy­cle of At­lantic sal­mon. The school will re­ceive $15,000 for the pro­gram.

For a com­plete list of re­cip­i­ents, visit http://www.re­leases.gov.nl.ca/re­leases/2 014/ibrd/0530n01.aspx.

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