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Back to school movement hits Falkland – Vernon Morning Star


Back to school has a special vibe in Falkland.

A group of people from the community got together just before the start of the school year and painted an exterior traffic lane at Falkland Elementary School.

“I’m always amazed at how much our little school can accomplish by working together,” said grateful school principal Shelly Cull.

“These courses are good for our students and are designed to support our outdoor learning initiative and provide opportunities for self-regulation.”

School District 83 Healthy Schools Coordinator Laura Payment said the pathway is part of the School Physical Activity and Literacy Project, which helps students become more physically active and build life skills. physical literacy.

“The goal is for students to develop their skills, confidence and motivation to be active for life, Payment said.

Cull added that she is sure the trails will be a big hit with students and will also be well used during recess and lunch breaks.

“I am delighted to see the reactions of our students as they return to school on Wednesday, September 7,” she said.

Payment will soon be back at school to show students and staff how to incorporate these pathways into the teaching day and beyond.

The project is being piloted in a diverse subset of school districts and schools in British Columbia, including schools in School District 83 this year and next school year.

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