St. Peter's School (AW)
The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District is pleased to reveal that the Aviva Community has graced St. Peter’s Elementary in Upper Island Cove with $10,000.00 in funding for 2018! Since 2009, Aviva has funded over $9.5 million in local projects, and has supported over 400 charities and community groups across Canada.
For the 10th anniversary of the Aviva Community Fund, $1 million has been earmarked for ideas that bring people together and create meaningful change in local communities. Aviva Canada chose to focus on bringing communities together because building strong communities creates a more welcoming place to live and builds resilience and trust amongst community members.
St. Peter's Elementary was selected as one of the small idea winners. Because of SPE's location and not having space to develop a play area, the school has partnered with the Town of Upper Island Cove to develop a piece of land on the Pinch Road, near the school. The town has secured a chain link fence around the area, installed a new entrance, grubbed off the area and hydro seeded the entire area. It is now our responsibility, as a school community, to raise much needed funds to purchase playground equipment, which can be very expensive.
This play area will not only provide a safe area for our residents to enjoy quality time with family, but will also serve the students of our school during school hours by providing a safe place for outdoor activities, as well as allow for teachers/staff and students to hold classes/learning opportunities outside.