Our newest FUTURES podcast released this week is an interview with Mr. Druhan and Nessy from St. Andrew Junior School in Antigonish. Angie, our Northern Engagement Officer, first met these educators and their students just before Christmas when they were making crafts out of recycled items through a virtual meet.
Guess what everyone? This time we’re celebrating not one, not two, but an entire classroom of Green Heroes! The wonderful grade 1/2 split class at North Highlands elementary was nominated by their teacher Valerie Shouse. These students are part of the “Clean Up Crew” at the school and spend their time at recess picking up garbage around the playground. On Earth Day the whole class cleaned up the school grounds and as you can see in the pictures, had a lot of fun doing it!
Join us in recognising our newest Green Hero, Malik Deyoung! A grade 6 student at Saint Andrew’s Junior school in Antigonish, Malik was nominated by a Community Outreach Worker within their school, Tara, for his energy saving habits and their initiative, researching solar energy and creating a presentation for his class. We are so proud of Malik for taking what they learned during our #WattsOff2021 Energy Challenge and expanding their knowledge in renewable energy!
Over the past 5 week, all of our EOs have been busy conducting our Watts Off Energy Challenge for 2021 for 11 grade 6 classes from across the province! This is the third year of our challenge in partnership with Efficiency Nova Scotia where we get to challenge our students to take action into real life behaviour changes to reduce their energy usage, and learn more about saving energy!