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MONTREAL, JUNE 11, 2015 – The Town of Montreal West and the City of Cote St. Luc are steeped in local history, and Cycle 3 students from Edinburgh Elementary School (500 Hudson) in Montreal West ventured out into their surrounding communities to discover, learn and create.

Since November, students spent time visiting different historical places in both neighborhoods. With each visit came a history lesson, and these lessons became unique podcasts, which will be heard for the first time on Thursday, June 11 at 5 pm.

The project was developed by teachers Pina Trengia and Jean-Michel Brunet along with Commissioner Joe Lalla and Kish Gue from the English Montreal School Board’s Pedagogical Services Department.

“I am so proud of our students for going out into the community and putting together such wonderful pieces on local landmarks,” said Sonia Marotta, Principal of Edinburgh Elementary. “This project really allowed for our students to connect with the neighborhoods in which they grew up and it hopefully gave them a different perspective regarding their surroundings.”

After the launch, Mayor Beny Masella of Montreal West has indicated that QR codes linking to the podcasts will be placed in strategic areas to ensure visitors to Montreal West can appreciate them as well. Visitors will be able to scan the QR code on their smartphone and be immediately linked to the podcast.


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213