Located in one of Winnipeg’s newest and expanding neighbourhoods, the Amber Trails Community School in the Seven Oaks School Division (SOSD) recently received LEED Platinum certification, making it the first school in Manitoba and only the second in Canada to receive this prestigious level of sustainable excellence.
The new school is situated in the heart of the community, and challenges existing paradigms about school design while creating exciting new visions for education. The design creates a comfortable, inclusive environment; with a welcoming entrance that encourages new-to-Canada parents and grandparents to connect with others in their community, natural daylight-filled learning spaces, flexibility for different learning opportunities, a fusion of inside and outside environments, common learning centres, outdoor classrooms, and connection to the community. A day care and early learning centre is anchored within the school and benefits from shared access throughout. The school was designed with public access in mind and incorporates large glass walls and entrances facing onto the street opening into to the large entry and learning commons, as well as the gymnasium and kitchen. The design demonstrates that the new generation of school facilities are open and accessible to all, with the vibrant glow of activities spilling out through the windows on many dark, Winnipeg winter nights.
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