St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Wallaceburg has received a $2,927 grant through the Best Buy School Tech Grant Program. The funds will be used to purchase robotics equipment for the school's new First Lego League Robotics extra-curricular program.
"We are extremely grateful to Best Buy Canada for this generous donation," says Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic School. "The money will help us to establish a brand new extra-curricular program at our school for students who have a tremendous interest in science and technology."
"The passion of the St. Elizabeth Catholic School staff was evident in their grant application, as they outlined how additional technology would provide their students with unique learning experiences," says Damian Anderson, General Manager of the Chatham Best Buy location. "Best Buy Canada is committed to making a positive impact in the community with programs and partnerships that support youth and connect them with technology, in ways which advance their education."
Aar-Kel Industries, a well-known Wallaceburg tool and die shop, has donated $1,000, which will also be used to support the new extra-curricular program.
Through the First Lego Robotics League, St. Elizabeth Catholic School students will compete against students from other schools across Canada. The first competitions in southwestern Ontario will be held in December.
In the photos (above L-R) First Lego League staff leader Paul Cogghe, St. Elizabeth Catholic School Principal Liz Gibson and Best Buy Chatham Location Manager Damian Anderson join students for the Best Buy Canada Tech Grant cheque presentation; and (below) Mrs. Gibson, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Cogghe join students for a robotics demonstration.