Education minister tours MBSS

Mike Bernier tours through various departments at Mount Baker, meets with school district board of education.

Education Minister Mike Bernier (second from the left) and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett

Education Minister Mike Bernier (second from the left) and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett

Mount Baker Secondary School got some VIP treatment on Monday as Education Minister Mike Bernier and Kootenay East MLA toured the facilities ahead of a meeting with the school board.

School district trustees, along with Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt and Councillor Tom Shypitka, tagged along as everyone made stops in various school departments.

A student demonstrated a music editing program in the band room, while a pair of students showcased a partial scene from the upcoming theatrical production of Mary Poppins.

The tour then headed to The Gathering Place for aboriginal education, where Ktunaxa elders work with aboriginal and non-aboriginal students and spoke about the importance of having such a location in the school.

Stops were also made in the biology classroom where students were dissecting a fetal pig and also in the robotics classroom, where students that captured medals in the Skills B.C. competition showcased their robots completing objectives and building structures.

More to come…