Learning continues all summer long in Pembina Trails. For the past five years, our Board has made it a priority to support literacy and numeracy during July and August.
Ignite3 is a division grown summer enrichment program. Ryerson, General Byng, Westgrove, and Chancellor Schools proudly host the free full-day learning camps.
“Every student needs enrichment and academic activities to maintain their learning,” shared Ignite3 program coordinator, Shannon Shields. “So many kids and families are doing their best, but we know days can get filled with video games. Ignite3 really makes an impact on student learning, as students get an opportunity to have fun while maintaining academic gains in the summer.”
More than 200 students, including many newcomers, get the chance to strengthen their math, reading and writing skills. Afternoons are spent enjoying outings including trips to local farms, libraries and splash pads. Getting out and exploring the community is always a group highlight.
We asked our students to share, in their own words, why they love Ignite3. Here is what they said:
“Going on field trips because they are fun. I loved the splash pads and swimming.”
-Talena, grade 3
“You get to go to the computer lab and spend the summer learning and playing games.”
-Abhiraj, grade 3
“I get to hang out with kids my age and make friends. The food is great the activities are awesome.”
Cassidy, grade 6
“I like drawing and it is my favourite thing. I get time to work on my art here.”
- Afnaan, grade 1
“Playing learning games like the dice game is great.”
-Kennidi, grade 3
We would like to thank all the dedicated and supportive Ignite3 staff for making this year’s program a huge success.