Something BIG is different in the Friesen Centre! Visitors to our student centre will notice that there is now a large screen – in actuality, three large monitors mounted together to form one larger screen – hanging on one of the walls. This is an exciting new initiative fueled by our C.A.S.E. (Communications, Arts, Sciences & Entrepreneurship) program. C.A.S.E. supports innovative projects that arm young people with the necessary tools they need to thrive in life, inside and outside the classroom.
This new screen has been installed in a prominent place to display a continuous rotation of Shawnigan photos and videos. Students and staff can submit content for inclusion on the display through a special online platform, currently managed by our IT Department.
The benefit of this initiative? We now have a permanent display highlighting not only the various activities in which our students are involved, but also their artistic talents. “We would love to see a constant stream of images and videos showcasing student works and activities, or student created works,” explains Steve Beaudry, Manager of IT at Shawnigan. As this initiative evolves over the coming days and weeks, the hope is for content to cover all aspects of student life – from footage of Ski Week to snippets from the school musical, and from photos of a science project to snapshots from outdoor adventure trips. This is also the perfect venue to exhibit student projects from our after-school Fine Arts programs, such as Digital Photography and Film Production.
On entering the Friesen Centre, it is clear to see that this newly installed screen is already a hit! Students and staff alike are enthralled with this wonderful rotating display and many have been inspired to contribute already.
Our thanks go out to The Bradley Family Foundation for matching up to $100k in C.A.S.E. donations each year, and to all parent and alumni contributors for funding this initiative – and to our maintenance team for their installation efforts!
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.