Opening of the "Jardin de Marie-Rose"!
The beginning of the school year at the Externat Mont-Jésus-Marie elementary school was marked by the inauguration of the new school yard, a one-of-a-kind accomplishment for a Quebec elementary school.
Approached to provide ideas for designing their school yard, the 420 students from this institution enthusiastically contributed to this challenge by presenting one project per class, for a total of 15 projects. The result? “The most beautiful school yard in the world” according to comments from some of the students who were pleasantly surprised at the beginning of the school year last fall.
If it was a huge challenge for the students who had to agree on choosing one project from among the creative ideas, the challenge was also extensive for the contractors who had to develop tailor-made games while respecting the concept envisioned by the young people, the constraints of the physical space of the location and the relatively short time span.