Thorburn Consolidated wins Future Shop Tech Lab grant!

Media Release: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015, Truro, NS – Students and staff at Thorburn Consolidated School will participate in a very special event tomorrow. Matt Walsh, the General Manager of the New Glasgow Future Shop store will join Thorburn principal, Stephen Barker, and teacher Mary Webber-Cook, to present the school with a Future Shop Tech Lab Grant. The exact amount of the grant will be announced during the cheque presentation.

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015 
Location: Thorburn Consolidated School, 13 New Row, Thorburn
Time: 9:30 am

Providing access to technology in the classroom is a priority for two reasons at Thorburn Consolidated School. First, the teachers are passionate about offering students their school with the same opportunities they would get in an urban center. Second, access to devices like tablets and headphones, allow students with learning disabilities the opportunities to find the same success in the classroom as their peers. Both of these priorities will be addressed with their Tech Lab grant as they will purchase tablets and other devices to put up-to-date technology in the hands of all their students.

Thorburn Consolidated School is one of only 13 elementary schools – from 280 applicants – across Canada to have been selected for a Future Shop Tech Lab Grant.

Media attending the event are asked to check in with the office upon arrival at the school.


For more information, contact: 

Debbie Buott-Matheson, Communications Manager
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Office: 902-897-8911