An action plan for schools and adult centres



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The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has unveiled an action plan for schools and adult centres in relation to the tragic consequences of the tsunami in South Asia. Four elementary schools ­ Carlyle in TMR, Coronation in Côte des Neiges, Parkdale in St. Laurent and Sinclair Laird in Park Extension- and two high schools ­ LaurenHill Academy in St. Laurent and Marymount Academy in N.D.G. ­ have many students with family in the tsunami-affected area. The same can be said for most of the adult education and vocational services centres, which have heavy immigrant populations. Pictured here are students at Carlyle, where more than 75 percent of the students have family residing in the affected areas and at least two to three students per class lost relatives. A special memorial service to formally mark the EMSB's involvement in the campaign was held there. Students constructed a model bridge over some water and a sandbox containing toothpicks which symbolized individuals "safe" from a tsunami.