Staff and students at Glen Street Public School were in for a big surprise when Cst. Terry Rayner showed up with 10 new iPods for them.
Cst. Rayner, in partnership with ProAction Cops & Kids and EB Games, presented Principal Denise Nickerson and Special Education Resource Teacher Geoff Keen with the iPods to assist with their Comprehensive Learning Program.
The learning program utilizes the iPods in an interactive way with all students, from Kindergarten to Grade 8, to enhance reading and language skills. The iPods are kept in the library and used on a daily basis to the benefit of all the kids. But with only three iPods previously available, students weren’t able to access them on a regular basis. The school has also raised funds to purchase two Smart Boards for their Kindergarten classes.
“We try to utilize as much interactive technology as possible so we can address the needs of all our students,” said Principal Nickerson. “This donation is an amazing opportunity for us to reach even more students.”
Cst. Rayner grew up in the same neighbourhood and wanted to help provide additional resources to those who may not have the same opportunities as others.
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Cst. Rayner teaches Jhamie how to use the iPod (JPG file, 423.1K bytes)
Cst. Rayner, Principal Nickerson, students Jhamie, Andre, Tamera and James and Mr. Keen (JPG file, 481.7K bytes)