© Guardian photo by Heather Taweel
Tara Garnhum-Acorn, and Mikayla Laird, Grade 9 students at Montague Intermediate School give the thumbs up to their new expanded school. The expansion included additions the music room and industrial arts facilities.
Students and staff are enjoying a new $1.3-million expansion to the music room and industrial arts facilities at Montague Intermediate School.
The 6,100 square-foot addition includes new space for woodworking, metals and visual arts as well as an instructor’s office, a small computer lab and an expansion of the multi-purpose room. The new band room includes four practice rooms, a music instructor’s office and a sound studio.
“This expansion allows students to participate in important programming that will lead to a well-rounded education," said Premier Robert Ghiz during its official opening this morning. "I would like to thank the parents and staff involved in this project for their efforts and dedication to the students in the community.”
Allen Roach, minister of Innovation and Advanced Learning and MLA for the Montague-Kilmuir area, added, “This investment will allow intermediate school students to participate in a top-notch music program and also to explore potential career opportunities in a modern industrial arts facility.”
Construction on the Montague Intermediate School addition began in the spring.
Students began classes in their new space this month, with one set back: a clogged pipe led to some leaking during the school's first full week.