A pair of student-involved projects are coming to two Central Okanagan Schools. (File photo)

Central Okanagan school board approves two new school projects

Projects include outdoor Indigenous garden/ classroom and inspirational mural

Two projects are about to get underway in the Central Okanagan School District.

On Wednesday night, the board of education approved an outdoor Indigenous classroom/garden project at Ecole Dr. Knox Middle School and an inspirational mural project at Ecole Dorothea Walker Elementary School.

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The board worked with Dr. Knox school students and staff over the last two years to help finalize a project agreement, which will include seasonal plants and medicinals for up to 36 people in an outdoor space.

The garden will also consist of boulders, solar lights, a mower strip and wood for a plaque and story post.

The total project is estimated at $14,250.

For the second project, Dorothea Walker students and staff are painting a mural on the concrete parking lot barriers outside their school.

The project involves painting the surface of the concrete girder, which will circle a playing area at the school.

The total project cost is estimated to be around $200 and the school has committed to maintaining and repairing the mural.


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