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Kitchener school to receive $5K grant for work pivoting during pandemic

The grant will help make field trips and other activities accessible, as well as fund support programs for students and their families
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One Kitchener school is being recognized for their great work pivoting during COVID-19 with the YNCU TEACH Grant. 

King Edward Public School will receive $5,000 to help make sure field trips and other activities are accessible to all students. It will also help fund support programs for students and their families and alleviate the burden of fundraising on the community.

The grant is a result of two years of fundraising.

The school was nominated for the grant by community members in April, who voted on classrooms and schools across Ontario who worked hard to pivot during the pandemic, keeping students both safe and engaged. 

After a week of voting, 2,734 votes came in, determining two schools to be the recipients of the $5,000 grants, and one elementary classroom receiving a $1,000 grant. 

"King Edward Public School is a small, community-driven school that offers exceptional support to a diverse population of students," the news release says. 

You can learn more about the Your Neighbourhood Credit Union TEACH Grant here.

The other recipients are both based in Sault Ste. Marie. 

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