Beyond Classrooms Kingston moves teachers and their students into community spaces including museums, galleries and historic sites, for a full week.
Each location becomes an extension of the teacher's classroom. Working alongside content experts in this rich cultural environment, students slow down their learning, look closely, and reflect on their observations through sketching and journal writing.
Learning in an authentic environment helps students and their teachers foster cultural awareness, civic pride, community responsibility, and stewardship.
What People Are Saying
"I never knew I had a geologist in my head."
— Sam, Grade 3/4 Miller Museum of Geology
"I never thought I would want to spend so much time in an art gallery, but now I don't want to leave."
— Grade 5 student; Agnes Etherington Art Centre
"The rich learning experience will certainly go beyond the classroom, it will remain with them for life!"
— Sally Watt, Grade 3/4 teacher