Press Release - Two Quebec schools can now offer an immersive learning experience to their students thanks to the donation of systems by Lü Interactive play area. The Quebec City-based start-up transforms school gyms into interactive educational experiences that promote learning, movement and collaboration.
"As a Quebec-based company, we wanted to maximize the impact of our 1000e We are delighted to be able to offer our system to a Quebec school where our product would have the greatest impact on both the children and the community," said Vincent Routhier, President of Lü Aire de jeu interactive. "After a lengthy process, our jury selected two schools from over 200 applications that stood out for their pedagogical vision and community involvement in the project. We look forward to watching as they use the product to improve the health, learning and success of their youth."
The company installed its award-winning system at Alphonse-Desjardins School de Repentigny, which provides education for children with complex neurodevelopmental problems, and to Ecole Centrale in La Tuque, Mauricie, where many children do not have access to the technology and entertainment found in larger cities. Three other schools in La Tuque will also have access to the Lü system, which will have a positive impact on the entire community.
Each school received a complete unit worth 30,000 $, including a Lü ÜNO system and a host of educational applications, plus installation, support and training. The systems were installed over the summer so that students could take advantage of them as soon as the school year started.
Applications and selections
Last winter, Lü produced his 1000e system and sought out a school or organization where the installation of a Lü system would benefit the children in the community. More than 200 schools were evaluated on criteria such as social mission, community benefits and staff involvement. The five finalists met with a panel of judges made up of recognized individuals in their respective fields: Paul Evra (Executive Director of Centre Lasallien in Saint-Michel), Audrey Miller (Executive Director of École branchée), Roberto Gauvin (consultant and retired principal, known for his innovative vision of education) and Vincent Routhier (President of Lü).
Lü is committed to helping the community. In 2021, the company will has partnered with TELUS and the TELUS Foundation for a Better Future to donate 10 Lü systems to schools on the Lower North Shore, bringing connectivity and immersive learning to youth in isolated communities and Innu territories.
About Lü Interactive Playground
Lü - Aire de jeu interactive is a Quebec City-based educational technology company that transforms school spaces into immersive learning environments for elementary and high school students.