In September, 2007 a team from Fielding Nair International led a series of Discovery Workshops at Scott Collegiate High School in the North Central community of Regina, Saskatchewan (Download Scott_Discovery_Report.pdf). Guerilla Educators Founder, John Sole is part of the FNI team.
The workshops consisted of a half day on site tours with school administrators, students, and North Central community partners. The Shared Vision that came from the September workshops deal with more effectively serving the present and future needs of Scott Collegiate's students within the realities of the North Central neighborhood. Scott's central role was affirmed within the larger context of a more inclusive community design which consists of increased community integration and participation, focused resources delivery for the Scott Collegiate family, and public health services to include physician care, midwifery, mental health and addiction services and other community outreach programs. The consensus Essential Question that emerged from these sessions can be framed in the following way; "What does "school" mean within the rich context of an engaged and integrated community facility". The FNI team will return to Regina in mid April, 2008 to continue dialogue and focus with the various Community Partners in North Central to prepare for an action plan going forward.