Work to proceed on school grounds
Mine Centre School staff and students soon will see the grounds of their new facility evolve into a resource for learning and well-being.
At a special meeting Sept. 24, the Rainy River District School Board approved funding from Mine Centre School reserves to proceed with the school campus site plan.
School staff and students can expect an extension to the grounds that will provide space for a baseball diamond set on sand and surrounded with fencing.
The removal of trees and construction of a large retaining wall to the east of the existing playground is necessary in order to reclaim previously-unused land.
Additionally, there will be two areas developed and designated for play structures that will be installed in the spring.
Young people need opportunities for safe, challenging, and collaborative play.
The Rainy River District School Board provides engaging learning and teaching environments that stimulate creativity, and contribute to well-being.
Learning and play outdoors fosters positive behaviour and helps students to become more active, to enhance social skills, and to connect with nature.
The planning for the school site is a consultative process that involves board and school staff members, along with the parent council.
For more information and updates, visit the Mine Centre School Site Planning Committee web page on the Rainy River District School Board website at www.rrdsb.com