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Mont Notre-Dame innovates by rethinking spaces

This fall, the Collège Mont Notre-Dame revealed three completely redesigned spaces: the gymnasium, the library and the Anchorage, a space previously inaccessible to students.

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Sherbrooke, Monday, December 10, 2018 - The Collège Mont Notre-Dame revealed three completely redesigned spaces this fall, namely the gymnasium, the library and the Anchorage, a space previously inaccessible to students.

L'Ancrage is the new Zen space, unique and innovative, on the fifth floor, to support students in the development of their well-being and to promote greater availability for learning and the challenges they face. This room, conducive to calm and rejuvenation, is available to students and staff who wish to take a moment of peace to refocus, relax, breathe, meditate or read. In line with the HARDIS program (prevention of anxiety disorders), in collaboration with the RBC center of expertise for the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults, Anchorage is the perfect place to practice to the practice of mindfulness meditation, an integrated approach last year with students.

 

The library, central place of Mont Notre-Dame where the heritage architecture now reflects the school of the future, now applies a 360-degree concept. Students will be able to use the space to its full potential to work at a modular table, in armchairs or on the floor in areas without shoes. The addition of a staircase allows students to access the rood screen, which was previously inaccessible, to work in collaborative spaces. This new library demonstrates acoustic comfort and an arrangement adapted to school needs in order to facilitate student success by enriching the taste for learning. This environment promotes creation. Organized behind the rotunda, an art gallery is open to the community. Artist Sarah Rahimaly, a graduate of Mont Notre-Dame, is currently exhibiting her works there.

The gymnasium, recognized as the House of the Avalanche, now displays its identity, its colors and its six sports disciplines. A special feature of the new gymnasium is its indirect lighting. Unique technology in Estrie for a school, it consists of lighting upwards and making the luminosity of the space more homogeneous. The floor, for its part, was covered with a Mondo surface, recognized worldwide for its versatility and durability.

 

These three renewed spaces imply an investment of 450,000$, including a generous interest-free loan from the Congregation of Notre-Dame which supports the educational mission of Mont Notre-Dame. Learning in a harmonious environment promotes success!

About Collège Mont Notre-Dame
The Collège Mont Notre-Dame is a private secondary school for girls, located in Sherbrooke, which offers all its students the Intermediate Education Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). A leader in education since 1857, Collège Mont Notre-Dame stands out for its enriched general education and the quality of its educational services. For more information, see website.

SOURCE Mont Notre-Dame College

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