Students of the Trafalgar Middle School doubled their money last week. Scotia Bank matched the funds raised at an event recently that included a silent auction and band concert. The $2960 ($860 from the silent auction and $2100 in food sales) was matched by the bank.
Parent advisory co-chair Andrew Jones said bank employees also volunteered at the event flipping burgers. The funds will be put toward the creation of a permanent outdoor classroom for the Grade 4,5, and 6’s. The vision is to have outside tables partially covered to give teachers and students protection from the elements.
“It’s something we can do as PAC,” Jones said. He said when the days get hot it’s a challenge for the teachers and students to concentrate, especially on the third floor.