Grand Erie Schools Lauded for EcoSchools Efforts
Each year, schools across Grand Erie demonstrate admirable commitment and dedication towards environmental stewardship as they work to gain certification as an EcoSchool, and help make the planet a whole lot better in the process. The recognition through EcoSchools honours these achievements in environmental learning and action as students implement a variety of environmental initiatives within their schools. These efforts include waste-free lunches, implementing recycling programs, energy-conservation initiatives, butterfly gardens, and much more.
“Through ongoing efforts this past year, these schools have promoted environmental leadership and helped reduce their carbon footprints,” says Katie Hashimoto, Grand Erie’s Supervisor of Energy and Environmental Conservation. “We’re proud of students for taking action and fostering these efforts within their school communities.”
This year, all Grand Erie schools registered with the EcoSchools program will receive a special edition 2019-20 EcoSchools Canada seal. The 40 Grand Erie schools being recognized as certified EcoSchools for the 2019-20 school year are:
On May the 20th our DD Class participated in Grand Erie’s first Special Education Games. The students got to take part in a variety of fun activities. Each activity had predetermined standards and the students were awarded ribbons for each event they took part in. Our students earned a variety of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and participant ribbons.
Our class took home 1st place in the “Create your Mascot Contest”, earning us a class pizza party! Class participants included; Kayden, Lilly, Jonathan, Spencer, Karlan, Jacob, Justyse, Hayley, Alyssa, and Stantone. We all really enjoyed the day.
Please meet our 1st place Mascot – Captain Cedarland Cyclone