Green school praised

What started as a conversation between the vice-principal and teacher-librarian at Yennadon Elementary about learning and understanding the world has blossomed into an idea of creating an environmental school in School District 42.

Jodi MacQuarrie, the teacher-librarian at Yennadon, is doing her doctorate degree at Simon Fraser University and was able to bring researchers from the university on board to develop the idea of a school where students and staff would both be engaged in learning about the natural environment, ecology and ecosystems.

“Rather than focusing on teaching, the focus will be on learning,” MacQuarrie told the board of education at Wednesday’s meeting.

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