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Elementary students get taste of college life

The future is now, and for 95 Grade 2 and 3 students from Brent Kennedy Elementary and Castlegar Primary Schools, that future came is a little early.

On May 29th, the School of University Arts and Sciences (UAS) at Selkirk College held its second annual Mini-University.

Students enjoyed a fun day, learning about literature, history, French, math, creative writing, geography, peace studies, first nation studies, beekeeping and chemistry.
 
College faculty members led short, structured lessons as a way to open the door to post secondary education for children within our region, all to the delight of teacher and parent onlookers. 

“This was an experience my son said was the ‘best field trip ever’," commented parent Carla Marshall.

"It's so important to instill a love of life-long learning in our kids, and Selkirk did an excellent job of giving them a real-life, hands-on learning experience,”
 
The University Arts and Science school hopes to involve more schools from our area next year on similar projects. 

Schools interested in more information are encouraged to contact Coordinator, Elizabeth Lund, of University Arts and Sciences at elund @selkirk.ca, or call at (250) 354-1265.

Photo: UAS Chair, Linda Harwood and her daughter, Delaney Harwood, attend Selkirk College Mini – University 2012.