Comox school finalist in competition

École Robb Road has been selected one of 10 finalists in the MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge Competition.

École Robb Road has been selected as one of 10 finalist schools in the MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge Competition and is now in the running to win a $20,000 outdoor classroom developed in partnership with Tree Canada and Focus on Forests!

Now, it will be up to Canadians to vote online to determine if École Robb Road will be the school to come out on top. Voting runs April 7 to May 5 at majestatreesofknowledge.ca.

At the end of the voting period the school with the most votes will take home the grand prize of an outdoor classroom.

Additional prizes will also be awarded, including $5,000 for the runner-up, $3,000 for third place, $2,000 for fourth place, $1,000 for all other finalists and $3,000 for the school who has the most creative idea used to rally support during the voting period.

École Robb Road has a large student body with limited space for children to spend time outside, especially during winter months.

The school is interested in creating an outdoor classroom to give students a space to play, grow and learn a renewed appreciation for nature. École Robb Road envisions developing an outdoor environment with access to shelter, seating and a garden where kids can better examine nature.

The MAJESTA Trees of Knowledge Competition was launched in 2011 in partnership with Tree Canada and Focus on Forests to help schools take learning outdoors.

Since then, Canadians have cast almost 750,000 votes to help three schools bring their own outdoor classroom to life.

Canadian schools interested in the competition applied online at majestatreesofknowledge.ca from Sept. 3 until Jan. 20.

From all the submissions, 10 finalist schools were chosen by a panel of judges based on the strength and sustainability of their plan, how the classroom will positively affect both the school and the community and how the school will rally support for their project.

— MAJESTA

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