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We are piloting a Rural Remote Program!

Students in elementary schools may not be leaving their classrooms for field trips these days, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get a behind-the-scenes look into local museums.

The pandemic has challenged BCK to find new ways to bring heritage collections to Kingston’s teachers and students. This fall, with funding support from the City of Kingston and the Kingston Association of Museums and Galleries and Historic Sites through the City of Kingston Heritage Fund (CKHF), BCK shifted their onsite immersive program to one that is delivered online.

As the first phase of its online pilot program comes to an end, a new BCK Rural School Remote Program becomes a reality thanks to a partnership with the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA). BCK received a $8,623 grant that will help them bring Kingston’s heritage collections and expertise to rural students and teachers in 2021.

Linda Lamoureux, President of Beyond Classrooms Kingston, is excited to see the BCK program reaching beyond City of Kingston boundaries and engaging students in rural schools, previously unable to participate in onsite BCK museum and galleries weeks due to lengthy and costly transportation. “Beyond Classrooms has dreamed of being able to have all students from across the Limestone and Algonquin Lakeshore school boards participate in our programs without the barriers of long bus rides. We can’t wait to share Kingston’s amazing cultural and heritage sites and experts with rural students in the BCK tradition of reflection and slowed-down learning.”

For further information, please contact Beyond Classrooms Kingston’s Coordinator, Karla Tynski, at coordinator@beyondclassrooms.ca or at 613 484-1874.

The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area strengthens our community by connecting the generosity of donors with the energy and ideas of people and charities addressing local community needs. Together, we’ve been making meaningful and lasting impacts in our community since 1995. To learn more, please visit www.cfka.org

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