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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 – With the QR codes printed and the plaques set to be mounted, Edinburgh Elementary School (500 Hudson) in Montreal West will officially unveil the their podcast project to the public on November 25 at 10 am.

The podcast project was a groundbreaking initiative that allowed students to merge both technology and history. Beginning in Spring 2015, students in Grade 6 selected 12 historical places to study in the Town of Montreal West. After delving into the history of each locale, students compiled their findings, which eventually translated into a script, and finally was recorded and edited into a 90 second podcast.

These podcasts will be made available to the general public via QR codes printed on special plaques. Said plaques will be mounted at the corresponding locations in the Town of Montreal West. Individuals will then be able to use their smartphone to scan the code and listen to the brief history lesson.

The 12 locations are: Edinburgh Elementary School, Montreal West Town Hall, Royal West Academy, Elizabeth Ballantyne School, Montreal West Train Station, Montreal West Fire Station, Strathern, Memorial and Toe Blake Parks, Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Montreal West Cenotaph and St. Philip’s Anglican Church.

Support for the project came from the Town of Montreal West and Mayor Beny Masella as well as Edinburgh Elementary School and the English Montreal School Board.


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