St. Michael Catholic School in Bright's Grove is grateful for a very generous donation from UNIFOR Local 848, which helped support the transformation of its library into a beautiful, refreshed Collaborative Learning Space that will help students to build the skills they will need for the future.
In particular, the donation made it possible for the school to purchase materials needed to construct a LEGO Wall, where the students can plan and then create designs that can be viewed by everyone in the school.
Principal Steve DeGurse says the donation has greatly accelerated the transformation of the former library.
St. Michael has an excellent collection of books for the students; however, the generous gift from UNIFOR has allowed the school to direct other funds toward improvements like flexible seating and technology.
Mr. DeGurse says students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 enjoy creating media and digital works using green screen technology and that the new space is alive with curiosity and the enjoyment of learning.
With continued financial support, the school hopes to continue to enhance the space with additional materials and tools to further encourage students' critical thinking skills.
In the photo above with students are (far left) Tracey Quinn, Early Childhood Educator; (front row seated) Corey Sommise, UNIFOR Local 848; and (far left) Steve DeGurse, Principal of St. Michael Catholic School, Bright's Grove.