Among other gifts, Strawberry Hill Elementary school has received 30 Microsoft Surface tablet computers – one for each teacher in the school– as part of a recognition through the Microsoft Thank You Teachers program.
Out of more than 430 nominated schools across Canada, Surrey’s Strawberry Hill and Georges Vanier elementary schools were each named one of the top 21 finalists of schools where teachers are making an impact on their students and community, and who use innovative teaching practices in the classroom.
Both schools receive a $1,000 certificate from Staples Canada, a Keurig Coffee Machine and 4,000 coffee pods, and a four-hour computer-related workshop for teachers. The school staffs also received a lunch at the school hosted by Microsoft.
Strawberry Hill was also selected the grand prize winner by draw to receive a Microsoft Surface tablet computer for each full-time teacher in the school. Strawberry Hill elementary teacher-librarian Curtis Wiebe had applied for to the Microsoft program.