Monthly Archives: February 2011

The school at the top of a Canadian ski mountain

“Parents living in a Canadian resort town have created their own independent school on top of a ski mountain after the nearest school to their town closed.

Families in Sun Peaks, British Columbia, were told their children would have to commute two hours a day to reach another school.

Since last September, 19 children aged from five to 10 have made their way up the mountain in Sun Peaks to get to their one-room school house.

Each morning, they take the ski lift to the Discovery Centre school and ski back down home when the day is done.”

The BBC’s Brandy Yanchyk joined pupil 9-year-old Juliet McGauchie for a taste of her regular school day.

Canada’s school on top of a ski mountain

“Parents living in the Canadian resort town of Sun Peaks, British Columbia, created their own independent school on top of a ski mountain after they were told their children would have to travel two hours a day to reach the nearest school. Brandy Yanchyk reports from Sun Peaks.”

Learn to ice climb in Canada

“Jasper National Park is listed as one of only 15 Unesco World Heritage Sites in Canada. Skiing and snowboarding dominate the slopes but the park also offers the opportunity to get to grips with frozen waterfalls of ice.
Brandy Yanchyk travelled to the park, located in the Canadian Rockies in Alberta, to learn how to ice climb.”