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Summer Learning Program builds literacy and numeracy skills

Approximately 300 students in Rainbow Schools participated in the Summer Learning Program to maintain and increase their literacy and numeracy skills while engaging in fun activities.

The Summer Learning Program was held at five sites until July 21, 2017 – A.B. Ellis Public School, Chelmsford Public School, Cyril Varney Public School, Lansdowne Public School and Little Current Public School.

In the Summer Learning Program, children enjoy a balanced day of academics and recreation under the guidance of qualified teachers.

The program also includes a special focus on Indigenous perspectives and culture.

Students learn reading, writing and mathematics as well as participate in physical activities, interactive games, field trips, and meeting visitors from the community.

In addition, students enjoy computer programming and robotics activities, building on the Board’s focus on 21st century teaching and learning.

This is the seventh year in which Rainbow District School Board has offered programs during the summer to support and supplement student achievement in Grades 1 to 5.

The program was presented in partnership with the Council of Directors of Education (CODE) and the Ministry of Education.


Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.

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The Summer Learning Camp builds literacy skills. Maxwell McMurray, left, reads with teacher April Duncan.
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Phoebe Farnham engages in an educational game on an iPad, one of the many technological tools at the Summer Learning Camp.
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At the Summer Learning Camp, students have an opportunity to build literacy skills in groups, including, from left, Sheldon Racicot and Hailey Larochelle.
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Isabella Rebuli creates a puppet during arts and crafts at the Summer Learning Camp.
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Stelin Lapointe-Paquette enjoys outdoor sports at the Summer Learning Camp.