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Green unites the community

Janet Green’s dreams of a multidisciplinary outdoor classroom have finally come true.

We share the excitement of Green and the community shown during a ribbon cutting ceremony held for the recently-completed project at Prince Edward County High School last Tuesday — one that included remarks from Division Superintendent Dr. Barbara Johnson.

We’re thankful for the dedication, hard work and persistence of Green — a community leader in the truest form — for making this project a reality.

The project was an incredible endeavor, just as Green termed it. It’s an endeavor that, through its development, has done wonders for the school division and the community.

“It has generated so much positive publicity for the schools and exposed students to ideas and activities they have never done before,” Green said.

Just like the classroom itself, the project has been multidisciplinary in bringing together Longwood University students, Hampden-Sydney College students and residents of this community.

“What I really want this space to be is a place where all the disciplines can come together and interact and you can have a science lesson, you can have a Spanish lesson … They’re going to be involved in a lot of different things that will bring them out of the classroom and hopefully enrich what their learning is,” Green said.

According to Green, the school division would have never been able to accomplish the goal of building the classroom alone.

Enter the community spirit the project has strengthened.