Cochrane – Mitford School has been awarded $500 by The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF). The Citizenship in Action Grant was awarded the school’s Grade 8 crosscurricular Science and Social Studies project titled, “Confluence”. In this project, student leaders navigate the water challenges in our world. Throughout this Confluence project, students explore Social and Science curricular outcomes, in relation to the Bow Valley Water Shed. The goal is to foster student leadership around issues of civic concern within Cochrane and the Province of Alberta.
As part of their exploration, students will be taking part in frequent trips from the school to the Bow River for water sampling and study. Students also will be mentored by various industry professionals and local experts in issues concerning the consumption and utilization of water. Data gathered by students will be posted and utilized by multiple stakeholders within and outside of Alberta. Then on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Cochrane RancheHouse, students will host a public learning exhibition to share what they have learned.
TEPF will award an additional $500 to the school to host the learning exhibition in June. It will be presented at a later date and bring the total value of the grant to $1000.
On Wednesday November 18 at 12:30pm, Din Ladak and Rebecca Feliccia from TEPF will be presenting Mitford staff members Janelle Phillips and Krista Wunsch with the grant. School Board Trustee Fiona Gilbert, RVS’ Grants Coordinator Nikki McAllister, and Mitford School principal Nancy Dutchik, along with the grade 8 students will be on hand to accept the generous contribution towards their learning and citizenship.
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