CochraneNow’s Classroom Of The Month headed up to Manachaban Middle School School to party with Mr. Paulo and his grade 8s.

"We have the best class with the best teacher! Mr. Paulo teaches us in the W.I.L.D. program." reads the nomination that won the contest.  "W.I.L.D. Stands for Wisdom, Inquiry, Learning, and Doing. In our program, we do things like multi-day camping trips, where we canoe, hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski, build quinzhees, and sleep in the wilderness."

"We have taken an avalanche preparedness course as part of our curriculum, as well as a learning trip to a research facility on the West Coast and a trip to Quebec City and Montreal next month. Mr. Paulo hired us for positions in our classroom and we have jobs that we get paid in Paulo Bucks for doing, which we can use to buy things like ice cream! We have to work really hard on collaboration and teamwork in our class. We get to wear slippers in our classroom and our classroom is French, so everyone is bilingual."

"We have the best class and Mr. Paulo rocks!"

The entire class got special gifts from Cochrane McDonald's, Nicole Henson CIR Reality, Found Books, Absolute Dental Care, SLS Centre and the Cochrane Generals.

Who should be the next classroom of the month? You can nominate HERE.