“The sun is shining. Why can’t we be outdoors?”
That was a common complaint heard in the spring and fall months from our boys before the Manget Outdoor Classroom was completed on May 20, 2010. It was the culmination of months of work designing, constructing and landscaping. Thanks to the vision of benefactors Joe Manget and Christina Mauro-Manget, the boys now have a beautiful outdoor space in which to learn, study and just reflect in the sunshine.
The space is available to both Prep and Upper School students, and for boys to eat lunch and spend time studying in this functional learning environment. Designed to reflect the College’s green ethos, all of its elements are natural, local and native to the surrounding area. A debt of gratitude is owed not only to the Manget family but also to all faculty members who sat as part of the original design charette, and especially to our grounds crew who worked tirelessly to see the classroom to completion. Located right outside the student centre, the classroom is another of UCC’s state-of-the-art facilities that will be used and enjoyed by our students for years to come.