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An ‘A’ for initiative

Hull principal buys tents for fall semester to increase outdoor learning

By Hunter Cresswell

A “key takeaway” from the return to school this past spring, according to one Hull elementary school principal, is that it’s better for staff and students to do more learning outside, which is why he went out on a limb and bought tents for outdoor learning this coming fall semester.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School principal David McFall spent about $3,000 from his own pocket on three 40-by-20 foot tents – the type used at weddings and other outdoor events – so students can learn outdoors this fall when class starts at the end of August.

“There’s just so many different approaches we