Through the soggy western hemlock, Douglas-fir and red cedar, a handful of students and their teacher trudge down a hiking trail in the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest … more
Article: Connections Magazine – Fall 2011 School District 42 To read full article: Click here and go to page 12 (to page14)
The kids are back in school. But for 60 students in Maple Ridge, school doesn’t mean a stuffy classroom. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the children, ranging in age from four to 12, will get their lessons “in parks, at picnic tables, alongside streams, under tarps and tents, in gardens, libraries, restaurants,… [Read More]
Dozens of Maple Ridge children will be without a school when classes resume next week, but no one is complaining.
By Robert Mangelsdorf – Maple Ridge News A proposed environmental-focused school being developed by School District No. 42 is hoping to tear down the traditional classroom and bring students outside, in what could be the vanguard of a new educational philosophy. Yennadon vice-principal Clayton Maitland is helping spearhead the program and says the idea began… [Read More]