Morfee Elementary School Hosts Explorations Summer Camps

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Morfee Elementary School used a $5,000 Explorations grant to offer an arts camp in the city's Mackenzie Arts Centre. The program, which ran in July 2005, also provided snacks and a hot lunch. The Arts Centre was an ideal location due to the availability of clay tables, tools and kilns to accommodate a large number of students. Camp attendees made jewellery, birdhouses, picture frames, wind chimes, and more. Projects were designed to help students understand the role art plays in their lives. Daily classes included discussion on art's impact with respect to emotion and mood, as well as its influence on culture.

Explorations provided students in kindergarten to Grade 7 with opportunities to explore arts, sport and recreation in summer camp settings. The program, which ran from 2005-2008, served students who were otherwise unable to attend summer camps due to location, local resources or financial limitations. Explorations was supported by the Province of British Columbia.