SBES students walk through the snow-covered trails on Greenmantle Farm in Wilberforce while learning about the maple syrup production process of Esson Creek Maple on April 9./SUE TIFFIN Staff

SBES students learn math and more

By Angelica Ingram

Published Aug. 16 2016

School may be out for the summer but learning is always in as students in Grades 1 through 3 are finding out in the Summer Learning Program at Stuart Baker Elementary School.

For the past few weeks students in the program have been learning about math and taking their skills even further by helping out the local community.

The students were at the Haliburton County Farmers’ Market in Head Lake Park last week selling bags of popcorn as a fundraiser for the Haliburton Food Bank said SLP teacher Maiya Merritt.

“The students made the popcorn” she said. “The project is part of a unit learning about money. We are going to buy food for the food bank with the money we raise.”

The initiative has been well received by the public with market patrons more than willing to support the cause.

In the first week of selling the popcorn which comes in three flavours and is priced at $1.50 a bag the students sold out in 20 minutes.