Keisa Milner, left, acts as a bank teller and bookkeeper as Aspen Heights Elementary School students line up to make a withdrawal from their accounts last year. After an assembly where the school was awarded a national school award the school held a market day where students can buy and sell products from other students. (Advocate file photo)

Micro-Night at Red Deer school Thursday

Aspen Heights Elementary will showcase its national award-winning MicroSociety program

Red Deerians can get a first-hand look at a society run by elementary school students.

Aspen Heights Elementary’s national award-winning MicroSociety program will host Micro-Night Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The K-5 school school received the Canadian Education Association’s Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning last year.

READ MORE: Red Deer school a national leader in innovation

MicroSociety connects students to the real world by allowing them to create their own miniature country that comes complete with elected government, entrepreneurial hub, non-profit organizations, marketplace, courts, police, post-secondary institutions and gathering places.

More than 300 people have attended the Micro-Night in each of the last three years.

There will be a bottle drive and clothing sale in support of the MicroSociety. For $5, attendees can buy a taco in a bag with a cookie and juice starting 6:30 p.m.

More information is available at www.aspenheightsmicro.com.



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