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Spark Program

Fosters a love of learning through gym play and educationally driven, hands-on  STEM activities with grades 3 and 4 students.

DETAILS

The Spark program was specifically designed to ignite curiosity and a love of learning. It is offered once a week after school at Sunnyside Elementary School and l’École primaire du Jardin-des-Frontières in Stanstead. The Spark program begins with organized playground or gym games that promote physical activity and socialization. After a healthy snack, students take part in hands-on activities, such as science experiments, math games, or a team-building exercises. At Sunnyside, the program began in 2014 and is offered to grades 3-4. The program was expanded to Jardin-des-Frontières in 2019 for students in grades 3 and 4.

 

Focus is placed on building soft skills, like problem-solving, communication and teamwork, with the goal of building a foundation for employability and a life of autonomy.

DURATION

September to June

WHEN

To be confirmed

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

WHERE

Sunnyside

Elementary School
441 Dufferin
Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2
(819) 876-2469

Jardin-Des-Frontières Elementary School
7 Rue Park,
Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0
(819) 876-7534

INCLUDED

Physical activity and healthy snacks

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Geneviève Lalande

Elementary Program Coordinator

glalande@phelpshelps.ca

“I came back to tutor the children so they can see that they are capable of achieving high things and that it does not matter that they come from a town like Stanstead. This program itself is a beneficial part of the community and I feel it’s programs like these that we need to help the youth in continuing their education and to know they can go further.”

- LOUISE LACHANCE-HARRISON, PAST PARTICIPANT

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