It's a great day to be outdoors, and they took advantage of it at Keewatin Public School.
"We're hitting all of our expectations out here," says Simone Benoit, who teaches elementary students in the outdoor classroom. "We're doing math. We're doing measurement. We're doing literacy. We're learning mapping when we do the trails."
Benoit says taking lessons outside helps kids be more engaged in their lessons, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and careers in forestry.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 at Keewatin Public School are part of the first Forest School in the region, which has been made possible with the help of a generous donation from Domtar. Teachers say students have the opportunity to learn in the natural environment while building their confidence, positive mental health and gaining a healthy lifestyle.
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