Children are naturally curious about bees and naturally curious about the world around them. Becoming a Bee School is important to St. Pius X as we are a Catholic Community of Caring. Together, we strive to make every effort to create an atmosphere that fosters respect and encourages student participation. As a school, we have the opportunity to provide students with hands-on learning around bees and their importance to the local ecosystem. Through participating in interactive learning it is our goal to foster in our students a love of bees and an appreciation of their important role in environmental stewardship. Our wildflower garden will give students a visual reminder of their support for bees on a daily basis. As a Bee City School, we will be taking the initiative for leadership to make a change in our community and our environment to aide in the protection of pollinators.
We would like to become a Bee City School because we care about the environment around us. Our school is committed to that is committed to helping pollinators. 3 years ago, we started the process of rebuilding our large flower garden. Students researched different ideas and decided to create a bee/pollinator friendly garden filled with bee friendly flowers after learning the gravity of the current bee situation globally. Bees are valuable to our environment. Our garden is a great community building experience for students to learn hands on about planning out a garden and watching it grow.
Students are creating a bulletin board in the main school hallway to promote our garden and make our community aware of why bees are so important to the world and how we can help them. Our EcoLeaders have prepared stations, centres and games to teach the other students in our school about bees and why we should protect them. They will make announcements to the whole school. School wide art work around bees.