June 19, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Curious students and teachers may now go on a virtual tour of the new middle school under construction in Fredericton.
Education Minister Kelly Lamrock said the online tour, hosted by Grade 7 student Erin Guilfoyle, is a way to use technology to give students a look at Bliss Carman Middle School. The tour is available at either of two links: the Department of Education site; and the Bliss Carman Middle School site.
"We know there is a great deal of interest among students, teachers and parents about the school, so we put together a virtual tour," said Lamrock.
Bliss Carman Middle School is scheduled to open in September, replacing Albert Street Middle School. The new school includes 24 regular classrooms, music room, two science labs, library and resource centre, art room, cafetorium (stage and cafeteria combined) and a lab for home economics, woodworking and computer science.
The two-storey building will also have up-to-date features such as wireless Internet throughout; Smartboards in every classroom; motion-activated lights; and biometric technology in the cafeteria allowing students to pay for meals by scanning their thumb to access an online account.
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Kilfoil, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4919.