Limestone Learning Foundation Awarded over $25,000 for Student Projects

Published on: 2013/04/12 - in Releases

The Limestone Learning Foundation (LLF) will award more than $25,000 in grants to learning projects promoting outdoor education, social justice, healthy active-living and acquaphonics, to name a few, at its presentations Tuesday, April 16, 2012 at École Polson Park Public School.

The Limestone Learning Foundation makes learning come alive! LLF projects are special programs that enrich a child’s learning experience, and have a spark of inspiration or excitement about them — a little twist that makes the learning enticing and fun.

The Anna & Edward Churchill Foundation will present the largest grant of the evening to Rideau Heights Public School who will receive a total of $9,300 in funding to implement a project which is aimed at engaging the entire family in at-home basic literacy and numeracy.

Students from Ernestown Secondary School and J.R. Henderson Public School will also be on-hand to share their LLF projects. Ernestown SS will have their VEX robot to view, (pictured left, Nick from ESS) and students from J.R. Henderson will share stories about their project “Space Tomatoes.”

The Limestone Learning Foundation was created in 1999 and separately incorporated as the charitable arm of the Limestone District School Board under the stewardship of a community-based, volunteer Board of Directors. The objective of the Limestone Learning Foundation is to raise funds for special educational projects in the areas of Literacy & Numeracy, Technology, the Arts, and Innovative Practices.

Funds raised by the Limestone Learning Foundation are only used to provide students with exciting, enhanced learning opportunities and cannot be used for regular Board expenses, which remain the responsibility of the provincial government. To date, more than $1.1 million has been granted to 468 projects in schools and education centres throughout the Limestone District.

Congratulations to the following schools and projects:

  • Storrington PS: “The World Comes to Storrington” ($1,104)
  • Ernestown SS: “The Greenhouse wants brains…it wants to be a SMART Greenhouse” ($1,150)
  • Perth Road PS: “Puppet Literacy for All” ($1,300)
  • LaSalle SS: “Are you fitter than a 5th grader?” ($6,850)
  • Fairfield Elementary School: ‘iCharacter’ ($3,869)
  • QECVI: “Bike-On” ($1,105)
  • QECVI: “Gould Lake Wilderness” ($450)
  • Rideau Heights PS: ‘SALSA’ ($9,300 from the Anna & Edward Churchill Foundation)


Release source: Limestone District School Board