|CEDARCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE RUNNING TO WIN $20,000 OUTDOOR CLASSROOM|
MONTREAL, APRIL 4, 2014 – Cedarcrest Elementary School in St. Lauren has been selected as a finalist in the Majesta Trees of Knowledge competition, in which the winner will receive an outdoor classroom valued at $20,000.
Voting for the contest runs from April 7 to May 5 and is open to the general public, whom can vote daily, via the contest website: http://majestatreesofknowledge.ca/Default.aspx
“We believe that our students will benefit from having the opportunity to take their learning outdoors and experience fresh air and a sense of freedom, without the roof and four walls around them,” said Principal Nadia Sammarco. “The ability to reach all learners is of the upmost importance in modern day teaching and we have all come to understand that teaching within the confines of the classroom isn’t always the best for all – therefore having this outdoor classroom would provide us with the space to reach outside the box.”
Working on getting out the vote for Cedarcrest is teacher Stephanie Tulli. Stephanie believes that the outdoor classroom will encourage the main goals of Cedarcrest which is to instill respect and responsibility, encourage an open mind and an open heart and to stimulate learning in unique and creative ways.
Michael J. Cohen