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Innovative learning opportunities for Prairie Spirit School Division (PSSD) students are being supported by $30,000 in Learning Grants from the Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation (PSSF).
The Foundation’s Learning Grants are designed to support students in PSSD, with an emphasis on student engagement and relevant learning opportunities.
Several PSSD schools received grants for “Junk Yard Robotics” programs from the PSSF. Warman High School and Walter W. Brown High School in Langham received grants for their outdoor education programs.
Hepburn School and Aberdeen School were awarded grants for their Outdoor Garden Space programs.
Vanscoy School was provided with additional resources for its Outdoor Classroom program.
Rosthern High School received a grant for its Classroom Libraries.
The annual ‘Resonate’ music conference was also awarded a grant.
Applications for Learning Grants opened in the fall, with a focus on enhancing student engagement by empowering young people to explore their passions and create change in their classrooms, their schools and their community. Following a rigorous application process, the Foundation approved nine submissions from teachers and administrators and provided funds to schools throughout the division.
“This is a very exciting time for the Foundation, giving back to our schools and supporting new learning opportunities,” said PSSF Executive Director Sharon Compton. “We are looking forward to hearing more about the impact these grants will make in the lives of our students and building our grant pool next year and beyond.”
The Foundation approved applications where the learning environment supported students to collaborate within and outside the classroom, learning side by side.
The PSSF was established in 2014 to engage partners in public education to enrich opportunities for students to become contributing citizens and learners for life. The Foundation encourages and facilitates community and corporate support and involvement in public education.
“Our vision for the Prairie Spirit Schools Foundation is a community that values innovation in public education and supports a lifetime of learning,” said PSSF Board Chair Bonnie Hope. “Without the support of our partners, sponsors and fundraiser participants, opportunities for our students such as these learning grants would not be possible.”
The Foundation raises funds through partnerships, sponsorships, its annual Golf Classic and Trip a Month raffle, with plans for the first annual Appeal this spring. The Foundation’s website is www.prairiespiritschoolsfoundation.ca .