Youth creativity at work for their elders | CSPGNO

Youth creativity at work for their elders

May 31 2019

On June 4th and 10th, from 9 am to 1 pm, students from the Arts and Culture Specialized High Skills Majors at École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier will take on a challenge. The elders of the Champlain Place in Azilda, a residence for seniors, have asked the students to find ways to beautify their property and make their space livelier.

The students have proposed some changes and solutions that they will be implementing on June 4 and 10. Students will install swings, flower boxes and a new sign welcoming guests to the Champlain Place that they have designed and made themselves.

Along with the installations, the students will do a big cleanup of the grounds. Several people from the community will be on hand to support the students’ initiative.
The goal of this project is to develop skills related to innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity. This collaboration also allows students to develop a greater sense of belonging to their community and to connect with their elders.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.