When four students at Mecatina School started growing hydroponic lettuce and herbs as their entry in the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, they joked with teacher Chris Wong about one day supplying the entire Lower North Shore with fresh produce. Just a few months later, they’ve shown how viable that idea could be.
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Westmount High School’s bike co-op, student-run fitness centre and other entrepreneurial activities encourage kids to take responsibility and practise life skills. When Andrew Robinson began his career as a history, English and geography teacher a few years ago, he found students had little outlet for what he calls “hands-on, tied-to-the-outside-world learning.” That “huge learning gap” sent […]