The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) is reporting a very successful summer learning program.
Officials say more than 60 staff were hired to provide education to 576 students from the board and across the province.
“The number of students was greater than last year, with the largest increase (220%) in co-operative education,” states a release.
Programming included guests from the Friendship Centre sharing Indigenous teachings and traditions, staff from fire departments and construction-related fields speaking about their careers and Science North scientists participating in ‘Ask a Scientist’ sessions.
The board says all camps incorporated outdoor play and promoted positive social interaction.
The NNDSB also launched its first Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) camp this summer.
Over the course of the three-week camp, students in Grades 7-10 were involved with hands-on problem-solving while working on literacy and numeracy skills.
They interacted with 3D printers, drones, coding and robotics.