|NATURE’S WAY SCHOOLYARD TO BE INAUGURATED AT ST. GABRIEL SCHOOL|
MONTREAL, OCTOBER 7, 2016 – With a seemingly endless summer, students at St. Gabriel Elementary School (600 Dublin) and children in Pointe St. Charles have enjoyed a revamped school yard: an innovative space that marries the outdoors, nature and physical activity in an urban setting.
The schoolyard, dubbed Nature’s Way, will officially be inaugurated on Friday, October 14 (1:30 pm).
“This school yard was created for the students and the community to have fun, enjoy the outdoors and discover nature,” said Principal Jim Daskalakis. “It emphasizes the wonderment of biodiversity and community participation. Our schoolyard was previously a concrete heat trap, now it is an oasis of nature and sport.”
The school yard was made possible through the collaboration of St. Gabriel School, the English Montreal School Board, the City of Montreal and Éco-Quartier.
Michael J. Cohen