École Saint-Thomas in Hudson received a financial contribution from the Desjardins Foundation as part of a stimulating project entitled “On pédale et on apprend!” The acquisition of two bicycle desks offers students an activity that combines reading and physical activity.
(Photo Caisse Desjardins of Vaudreuil-Soulanges)
The initiator of this project is a Grade 4 teacher at École Saint-Thomas named Raymonde Carrier. She specifies that the purpose of this dynamic project is to counter the effects of the pandemic on young people.
“With the isolation that the students went through last spring, I notice that their level of concentration in school is more difficult, she says. They have a greater need to move. So I thought about organizing a reading marathon between the 4th grade classes to make the activity fun. Students therefore have to choose different books and use one of the bicycle desks during the reading period or for a while in class.”
A foundation that helps the community of Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Other initiatives from schools in Vaudreuil-Soulanges have also been supported by the Desjardins Foundation. There is the project Dragon at École de l’Épervière in Rigaud and Briser l’isolement par une série de concerts at École Hymne-au-Printemps in Vaudreuil-Dorion.
The Caisse Desjardins concludes by mentioning that more than 423 projects are supported under the Desjardins Foundation Prizes. This allows 62,000 young people to participate in motivating projects initiated by dedicated teachers and participants.