On May 29th, UAS held its second annual Mini-University for over 95 students in grades 2 and 3 from Brent Kennedy Elementary and Castlegar Primary Schools.
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 postsecondary 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’. 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,” commented parent Carla Marshall.
UAS 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 250.354.1265.