Education ‘Action’ Project to Help Thompson Students Graduate

School BooksThe Manitoba government is providing Thompson’s Mystery Lake School Division with funding to help improve graduation rates in the community.

Education for Action will target Grade 7 students at Juniper School to help strengthen student engagement and build connections that contribute to high school graduation. The project was developed with the intent of supporting the current Grade 7 class over a five-year span until high school graduation in the 2018-19 school year.

“Graduating high school is a critical step in any young person’s life,” Premier Greg Selinger said on Friday. “This is about finding creative ways to ensure every student has the chance to succeed in high school, regardless of the barriers they face, so they can move on to post-secondary opportunities and rewarding careers.”

One component of the project will be digital storytelling, where Freeze Frame Manitoba will train students after school, on weekends and during the summer over a five-year span to grow their feature film documenting skills.

— Staff

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