Seventeen schools participating in research project studying impact of play-based learning

Seventeen schools have been selected as part of a research project aiming to study the impact of an extra hour of play-based learning in elementary schools.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny says this project will allow students in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 to participate in an additional hour of play-based learning activities. 

The results will then be reviewed by independent experts to determine the overall impact of this teaching hour on students, staff, and community partners over the next three years. 

Ten schools from the anglophone sector and seven schools from the francophone sector are set to participate. 

A report will be released following the end of the 2020-21 school year. 

A full list of participating schools is included below as per the government news release:

Anglophone Sector
McAdam Avenue School (Fredericton)
Meduxnekeag Consolidated School (Woodstock)
Chipman Elementary School (Chipman)
Glen Falls School (Saint John)
St. John the Baptist/King Edward School (Saint John)
St. George Elementary School (St. George)
Shediac Cape School (Shediac Cape)
Riverside Consolidated School (Riverside-Albert)
King Street Elementary School (Miramichi)
Napan Elementary School (Napan)

Francophone Sector:
École L’Étincelle (Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël)
École L’Escale des Jeunes (Bas-Caraquet)
École Mgr-Matthieu-Mazerolle (Rivière-Verte)
École Régionale-de-Saint-André (Saint-André)
École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard (Saint-Louis de Kent)
École Les Éclaireurs (Fredericton)
École Soleil Levant (Richibucto)