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$1,000 grant for a peace trail at Breadner Elementary School

Creation of a peace trail at Breadner Elementary School [1] will become a reality courtesy of a $1,000 grant from S’Cool Life Fund.

The peace trail will be located on the school yard. It will be a walking path that leads to an area with picnic tables where students and staff can go to reflect and have some quiet time.

Former Breadner Elementary students who are now at Trenton High School were involved in constructing the picnic tables and a former College Street/Bayside Public School/Bayside Secondary School student burned Growing with Character words, board and school crests onto them.

It is anticipated that students, parents and staff will be involved in the total construction of the paths and gardens.

A cheque presentation is scheduled; media representatives and school community members are invited to attend.

DATE: Monday, September 13, 2010
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Breadner Elementary School, 31 Gimli Road, Trenton

Breadner Elementary School, located in a residential neighbourhood at Canadian Forces Base, Trenton, serves approximately 210 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school has a well-equipped computer lab, a large gymnasium with a stage, three classrooms for multi-purpose use and small meeting rooms for reading intervention and counseling. The grounds include soccer and baseball fields, basketball courts and playground equipment. Breadner hosts regional programs for Special Education. Celebrations of learning include learning buddy programs, Student Council activities, assemblies, winter carnivals, with parent/guardian and community involvement.

S’Cool Life Fund is a dynamic non-profit organization that provides much-needed funding to support the exciting and engaging extracurricular programs that enhance the lives of elementary students in Canada. Since 2005, S’Cool Life Fund has travelled across the country every September to present public elementary schools with grants that now total almost $1.8 million! From sports equipment to dance classes to musical instruments, S’Cool Life Fund supplies the support needed to help students fulfill their DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extracurricular, Arts, Music and Sports.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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