• Bench badminton aces in Kelowna

    The Bench Elementary School badminton team paid its annual visit to Kelowna for a Badminton BC tournament on the weekend, and once again came away with a multitude of top-three finishes. Teams from Kelowna, Merritt, Kamloops, Prince...

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  • GALLERY: Sash Relay

    The SD 58 elementary schools’ cross-country season wrapped up on Oct. 26 with the annual Bench sash relay — a team event modelled on the famous Ekiden relay held in Japan each year. Fifteen teams of five...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • MFRD responds to fire alarm at Bench Elementary School

    At about 11 p.m. last night MFRD was called to Bench Elementary School for a fire alarm that turned out to be a faulty compressor. Failing to keep pressure up on the sprinkler system, the mechanism tripped,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Students lend a hand to extreme weather shelter

    With items to warm the heart, stomach and feet, the leadership class from Bench Elementary School stopped in at Merritt’s extreme weather shelter for an act of charity. On Monday (Dec.14) the children brought socks and cookies...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Friends and Neighbours: James Clark closes curtain on a three-decade teaching career

    Longtime elementary school teacher James Clark almost became an electrician. “Initially, that was my interest, said Clark. “I always liked fixing things and tinkering with electronics,” Clark said. His chalk wielding days might have never come to...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Jousting with a twist

    Students from Bench Elementary School are preparing for their roles in the play Joust, a musical about a young King Arthur who pulls a boomwhacker (a percussion instrument) out of a rock instead of the legendary sword....

    • Posted 3 years ago
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