FIRST LEGO League is a global youth challenge in over 88 countries, with 32,000 competing teams and over 255,000 participants. Teams are challenged to research a problem on an assigned theme and develop a solution. Annual themes are real-world issues like food safety, recycling, or energy. The theme for 2017-18 is hydrodynamics. LEGO League is a fun way for students to learn STEM concepts and develop skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.
Green Schools Stories
Ms MacLellan’s grade three class at Greenfield Elementary enthusiastically took action for Earth Week! When I visited their class recently, these students had all kinds of great ideas for how they wanted to celebrate during the week leading up to Earth Day, celebrated worldwide annually on April 22.
Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough Academy’s Green Team continues to make their school green in the Municipality of Guysborough shows green leadership. The municipality of this Green School won a Bright Business Award in 2016 for their EcoVision 2020 plan.
Ms MacDonald’s Grades 5/6 class at Inverness Education Centre/Academy is pumped for Earth Day! These students know about climate change and they have some ideas about how they can reduce their ecological footprint. The class is excited to put their knowledge to action. During the week leading up to Earth Day (April 22), they will perform one new action for each day of the week.
The WE Act Team at Cole Harbour District High is out to create the change that they want to see in the world. They noticed a trend of high amounts of lunchtime waste at their school and worked to organize a campaign that would engage the entire student body in being reminded they can make a difference with changes in their daily habits.
Cobequid Consolidated Elementary School continues to go green! The school in Old Barns with just under 200 P-5 students has recently joined the free Green Schools Nova Scotia community. On March 27th they had a visit from Green Schools Engagement Officer Pam. The students learned about Earth Day which is happening on April 22nd. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and began to be celebrated in Canada in 1990.