Madrid-Waddington Central gets $50,000 grant to enable students find out about the fantastic outdoors


Sen. Patty Ritchie is pictured with Madrid-Waddington Central Transportation Director/Head of Buildings and Grounds Craig Ashley on her tour of the district’s nature trail and outside classroom. Photo submitted by Ritchie’s workplace.

MADRID — Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, helped supply Madrid-Waddington Central College district with a $50,000 grant for students to tap into the finding out prospective of the fantastic outdoors.

“Permitting our students to commit time finding out in an outside atmosphere has improved student engagement by expanding instruction outdoors the standard 4 walls. For the duration of this time of improved curricular demands and heavy integration of technologies it is vitally significant to market outdoors exploration and play,” Madrid-Waddington Central College District Superintendent Eric Burke mentioned.

The district utilized the funding to upgrade its nature trail and construct the outside classroom.

“From wildlife to the atmosphere, there are so a lot of finding out possibilities for students when they are outdoors,” Ritchie mentioned. “Moving a class outdoors is also a fantastic way to enhance a child’s overall health and wellness.”



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