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There were also many examples of how rural schools bring cultures and ages together in one setting. Some talked about how well rural schools educate students about Aboriginal culture and how their school is also a gathering place for elders and a spiritual place for all. Opportunity for students to learn First Nations languages from the other students was also pointed to as a cultural strength of rural schools.
Others talked about how important their school is for seniors and other adults in the community as a place of learning and community-building, and how much students themselves learn by spending time with seniors.
This weaving of culture and generations was identified as a very important part of the rural school experience for many.