Maker Kits give SD73 students tools for critical thinking

By Jill Sperling
September 19, 2017 - 4:42pm Updated: September 19, 2017 - 6:04pm

KAMLOOPS — Students throughout the Kamloops-Thompson School District will be able to get a little more inventive, thanks to some new equipment.

Every elementary school in the district has been equipped with a Maker Kit filled with tools and building materials to help students explore practical solutions to everyday problems. 

The purchase of the materials was made possible with a nearly $1.3 million Youth Trades Capital Equipment Grant. 

"It's all about critical thinking and creative skills," said District Vice Principal Ron Collins. "All of these students are going to benefit from them because it's very important in today's job market and moving forward for them to have those two traits."

The kits were distributed to their respective schools today (Sep. 19) for use in the Maker Days across the district.

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