“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. With the stone seating installed in early March, the Manget Outdoor Classroom has seldom been empty since.
Our new outdoor classroom was completed 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 Schools, and for boys to eat lunch and spend time studying in this functional learning environment. Designed to reflect the College’s green ethos, all 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 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 and will be used and enjoyed by our students for years to come.