SD 10’s schools are at the forefront of innovative practice; an educational culture of growth is at our heart.
The landscape of Slocan and Arrow Lakes contains a surprising diversity of archaeological, historical and natural richness. Teaching and learning in our schools focuses on exploration of this history, geography and culture, and relevantly connects our places to the rest of the world.
Our educators collaborate to create innovative, cross-curricular, place-conscious learning experiences that make a difference for our students, and in the world.
Our geography is awe-inspiring, so what better way to inspire our young people than to provide opportunities to experience the mountains, forests, lakes and rivers that surround and sustain our communities.
From weekly “Wednesday Walks” at Edgewood Elementary, to week-long canoe trips on Slocan Lake; from learning in the school garden at Lucerne, to gaining Ground Search and Rescue qualifications in Outdoor Education at Nakusp Secondary; all ages of students become familiar with our diverse natural environment.
Learning by doing helps our students achieve. And learning through experience provides opportunities for growth in complex ways. Interactions with trades and skills training, with nature, in archaeological digs, artistic creations, and technological problem-solving are part of our learners’ experiences.