This afternoon, I had the pleasure of joining Stittsville Public School as they launched their outdoor classroom!
Principal Catherine Donnelly highlighted the importance of this special new feature at the school.
She noted how an outdoor classroom provides students an opportunity for learning to apply education in a natural setting and indeed there are many benefits to explore. The space provides a science lesson about habitats you can see firsthand and inspiration can be found in writing when outside.
This classroom was possible due to support from the SPS council and fundraising efforts. This is a great initiative to see what can be done by the school community when we work together.
Funding was also provided by the OCDSB, TD Bank’s Friends of the environment foundation and City’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program.
As I said at the event, this classroom is “an outdoor textbook” in which we can learn about the world around us. I hope these students and future generations to come continue to flourish in the pursuit of learning.