The Seven Summits Centre for Learning Hits Its Stride
By Aerin Guy
The Seven Summits Centre for Learning is gearing up for its third year of operation for Grade 8 – 12 learners in the region. After celebrating six Grade 12 graduates in June, the Centre’s staff and volunteers are excited for the possibilities that the new school year brings.
The Visions for Small Schools Board plans to host a Spruce Up Party this summer to freshen up the paint and address some minor wear and tear at the Centre. Watch out for notices in the community that will invite friends and families to participate in a fun-filled day of getting our Centre ship-shape for the fall.
The school year will kick off on September 8 with our annual 3 day camping and team-building trip at Camp Koolaree. Our staff has been hard at work developing new workshops for the upcoming school year, including opportunities to learn theatre arts, carpentry, and video production from community experts.
“Our Community Mentors add so much to our learning program,” says Sue McBride, the Centre’s Lead Administrator. “We’re able to offer unique course options that really cater to the interests of our learners. And Rossland is just jam-packed with talented people willing to share their skills.”
A new website developed with the help of students who participated in our technology workshop will launch in August. We also invite the community to “like” our Facebook page, found HERE, and to follow us on Twitter at @sevensummitslearn.
The Centre looks forward to an eclectic mix of athletics, academics, and artists this year, including international Red Mountain Academy athletes coming from Sweden, Germany and Japan. To date, the Seven Summits has 3 spots still available. Interested families are encouraged to contact the Centre at email@example.com to arrange a personal guided tour and interview.