A new science-super-lab, a state-of-the-art theatre and top-of-the-line physical activity areas are all part of the new J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary school in Trail where students, staff, families and members of the public have come together under one roof to create a school community
While the school celebrated its official opening today with Education Minister George Abbott, they opened their doors to students and staff in September 2009. Since then, they have grown the new physical space into a 21st-century learning hub that boasts technology-driven classrooms, indoor community field gymnasiums and high-tech science labs for hands-on learning.
Some features of the new school are:
A school and community theatre with a 7.6-metre (25-foot) high-definition projector where students can listen to guest speakers and experts in their field or practise their own performing arts projects.
- A 'super lab' with six adjoining science classrooms where students come together to take part in hands-on science demonstrations, presentations and experiments.
- A physical education facility that includes a strength and conditioning space, cross-training cardio space and school gymnasium used by staff and students before and after school.
- Two indoor community field gymnasiums on the school grounds for indoor baseball, golf and track and field, utilized in partnership with the city of Trail and accessible to the community and school.
- An audio-visual system in every classroom, where teachers can display images, present audio and sound and show school video announcements every day.
- Interactive Smart-boards or document cameras in every classroom in the school for students to learn interactively with their teachers.
The new $36-million green school was built on the site of the old 1952 J. Lloyd Crowe Secondary and includes:
- Rainwater collection to use for irrigation on the school grounds.
- Natural light and energy-efficient indoor lighting.
- Low-flow toilets to reduce water usage by 30 per cent.
- Exterior roll shutters on the windows to minimize heat loss.
- Digitally controlled heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting to increase energy efficiency.
- The new school can accommodate 825 secondary school students in grades 8-12.
- Since 2001, the Province has invested more than $39.6 million for capital projects in the Kootenay-Columbia school district.
- Since 2001, the Province has committed more than $3.9 billion to school capital and maintenance projects throughout B.C.
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