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Province announces summer learning camp cash
The provincial government is hoping to keep kids learning year-round.
In an announcement at Lord Selkirk School on Aug. 1, the province announced $1 million in funding for Grade 1 to 6 students participating in the Community School Investigators (CSI) program, run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg.
The programs are run by a teacher within the school, high school and university students, and parent volunteers. The programs are designed to help low-income students plug the gap in the learning cycle to prevent learning loss, as well as to keep students fresh when they return to school in September.
Activities offered at the camps include sports, reading and math exercises, science experiments, art, music and dance, and field trips to the Manitoba Children’s Museum.
"Summer learning camps are an excellent opportunity for students to keep learning, exploring and staying physically active during the summer. They give children who can use a little support in math, reading and science the opportunity to benefit from a summer learning enrichment program," Education Minister Nancy Allan said in a release.
In addition to Lord Selkirk, which is hosting the program for the first time this summer, schools in Winnipeg offering camps are: Dufferin, John M. King, Champlain, David Livingstone, King Edward, Machray, Niji Mahkwa, Norquay, Shaughnessy Park, Sister MacNamara, Victoria-Albert, William Whyte, Ryerson, Westgrove, and Victor H.L. Wyatt.
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