Every day is an outside day for the Kindergarten to Grade 7 students at Maple
Ridge’s Environmental School Project (ESP). That’s because there is no school building. However, throughout the winter, there is a 5,157-hectare forest to study and explore.
Five years ago, then Vice-Principal Clayton Maitland and teacher- librarian Jodi MacQuarrie, were imagining what school would look like if it relied on lived experiences and hands-on learning.