Government announces recipients of youth innovation project

Melissa Jenkins
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Funding is being provided to 32 schools throughout the province from the provincial government for innovation and new learning experiences.

Some $400,000 has been allotted for the youth innovation project, which will help youth connect with technology-based opportunities that focus on innovation and creative learning.

The funding, which is under the regional development fund, provides non-repayable contributions, up to 80 per cent of eligible costs up to a maximum of $15,000.

Schools in our region are recipients of this funding.

Acreman Elementary in Green’s Harbour has been awarded $9,017 for a “Daily 5” language arts program. For details on the program visit http://www.thedailycafe.com.

A grant of $15,000 has been approved for Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts for a conservation and engineering corps project.

In Old Perlican, Baccalieu Collegiate will also receive $15,000. Its program will be a partnership with communities to create a series of e-books and photo displays of histroical content.

Students at St. Francis School in Harbour Grace will have the opportunity to get introduced to data collection and analysis while studying the life cycle of Atlantic salmon. The school will receive $15,000 for the program.

For a complete list of recipients, visit http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2014/ibrd/0530n01.aspx.

Organizations: Amalgamated Academy, Francis School

Geographic location: Bay Roberts, Old Perlican, Harbour Grace

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