Photo: School District trustees present Council with a cheque Tuesday afternoon – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
School Disctrict 60 presented over $1.3 million to the City of Fort St. John for the new “Energetic Learning Campus” in the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
Community Interviews with Moose FM
The funds will be used by the city to help fund the development of the project. Construction will start this April on the 12,000 square foot campus at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
The centre is expected to house 200 students from grades 10-11 from North Peace Secondary School when school starts in September.
Vice Principle of North Peace Secondary School Sheldon Steele is working on what will be taught in the new centre.
[asset|aid=3445|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=66af3addb1cd800c03591218974eba96-Steele – 1_1_Pub.mp3]
The district hopes to intertwine subjects, like math and science or social studies and english and show students how those subjects relate to real life through “projects”.
Steele believes these projects will engage students.
[asset|aid=3446|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=66af3addb1cd800c03591218974eba96-Steele – 2_1_Pub.mp3]
A few of the details still need to be ironed out, but Steele expects most students will spend the entire day at the centre and not travel back and forth between the high school and the Pomeroy Sport Centre. The final schedule will be decided once they know how many students enroll in the programs offer at the “Energetic Learning Campus”.
The Province of B.C. has put forward a total of $5.7 million towards the project. The campus will be located at the west end of the Pomeroy Sport Centre and design plans are current on display.