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Satellite Learning & Art Stations for Students: Covid Response Program

February 1 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 3:00 pm

* please note that start dates and registration dates have been modified due to the latest Ontario COVID-19 back-to-in-person school (currently scheduled for February 1st)
About the Project:

A recent local on-line poll revealed that 74% of respondents believe there is a need for student work spaces outside the home. High school and college/university students have being proportionately disadvantaged during COVID-19 restrictions and many struggle with at-home learning for various reasons. Mental health and the lack of creative outlet continue to be a concern, and we believe that helping students stay engaged in their education and feel less isolated will improve their studies and benefit individual and family mental health.

The Satellite Learning & Art Stations for Students program is for university, college and high school students who are remote learning in our community.  The program is scheduled to run for 9 weeks this winter, and will utilize three large spaces within the Elora Centre for the Arts – the classroom and the artisan shop are set up to offer socially distanced stations where students can complete their school work, benefit from artistic and creative explorations, feel less isolated, and be supported by educational assistants (retired teachers) and staff from the Centre.  The gallery will also be closed to the public in order to provide an artistic expression space for the students.  We have enhanced our wifi to ensure students have internet access for their online assignments.

There is no cost to sign up, but registration is mandatory.  The program will run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting February 1st.  There will be morning and afternoon time slots, and students will register in blocks of 3 weeks.

All necessary health and safety precautions will be adhered to, based on Public Health guidelines.


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