Open Roads Public School continues to think outside of the box and outside of the classroom when it comes to teaching students.
The school's Explorer Program is for students in Grade 6-8, and rotates between sports, outdoor education, and art-music teachers for its participants.
Students get to do a wide-range of activities outside of the school, including playing hockey at the local rink and going on canoe trips.
Today, Grade 7 students are off on a 10-mile dog sledding trip.
Teacher Andy Kennedy thinks the program is a great form of alternative learning.
“Getting them outside doing things, whether it's doing math or science outside, you see a totally different approach,” Kennedy said. “You see kids who usually maybe aren't so interested in those subjects get a spark because it's new.”
He also added that he's noticed a stronger connection with his students as they both embark on adventures and face challenges in the wilderness together.
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