Cookshire Elementary becomes a Living School

By Staff Writer
Cookshire Elementary becomes  a Living School

A group of special guests were invited to tour Cookshire Elementary school, which has recently transformed into a ‘Living School’, incorporating nature into all aspects of the learning process to help reduce stress and benefit from the positive impacts, both mentally and physically, of being connected to the natural world. Among the guests were members of the Eastern Townships School Board, representatives from Dawson College in Montreal, who are partners in the initiative, and members of the St. Francis Naturalists’ Club, instrumental in keeping the environment on the minds of students by sponsoring guest lecturers in local schools. The club is credited for bringing the Living School idea to Cookshire through Dawson guest lecturer Chris Adam. Visitors from Cape Breton University and University of Toronto were also in attendance to visit the living elementary school, which will likely serve as a model for other schools and campuses to follow in the future. See full story in the Friday, June 8 edition of The Record.

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