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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cedar Bridge School

 730 Whitevale Road Lumby, BC V0E 2G7 Press Release New Classrooms at Local Independent School Open Lumby, BC: The official opening of the new classroom building at Cedar Bridge School, on Friday November 18, 2016, at 2 pm, will celebrate the completion of two elementary grades classrooms. Cedar Bridge School will be hosting a simple Celebratory Ribbon Cutting event and Open House as a means of acknowledging and thanking all the trades, volunteers, and financial donors who contributed to bring this classroom into existence. The event will also serve to officially introduce the school, and the new classrooms, to the community and the North Okanagan. This event is open to all who wish to attend. The celebration will include musical performances by the elementary grades. There will be an informal Open House and Social with refreshments after the presentations, where attendees are invited to visit the new classrooms and experience the school. The new building houses two elementary classrooms, that are spatially designed for accommodating active learning, and are lazure painted with age-specific colours to enliven the rooms. Planning for a second classroom building is set to begin in spring of 2017 with the goal of offering grades 1-8 at Cedar Bridge School. Cedar Bridge School has been in operation since 2006, and is operated by The Bridge Educational Society, a registered charity. Since its inception, it has grown from offering only preschool programs to now having a full range of early childhood programs through to Grade 6, with plans to expand through to Grade 8. Situated on an organic farm and nestled into a forest, the school integrates both nature and farm experiences into its Waldorf-inspired curriculum. It's aesthetic location, unique outdoor and Waldorf-inspired curriculum, and appealing learning environment has attracted families from around the country and as far away as Nevada. As an employer, Cedar Bridge School now employs 13 staff and continues to grow. For further information contact: School Office 250 547-9212 Roxanne Brierley (Board President) 250 550-6429 Lorna Church (Board Secretary) 250 503-6637