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Kortright Hills Public School

Bee School Kortright Hills

Bee lovers with a mission!

‘A truly student-led initiative from beginning to end!’ says teacher Cathryn Dykstra. The students at Kortright PS ‘did research, spoke to bee experts from a university, made morning announcements, created posters to put up around the entire school, and produced numerous bee art activities to spread around their classroom walls. They designed a new pollinator garden for their school yard. They even organized a bee celebration day for the entire school where everyone was asked to wear black and yellow and they brilliantly orchestrated a school-wide bee assembly.’ Congratulations to these incredible young environmental leaders!

May 2024

2024 Renewal

This Spring, we created a huge bulletin board display in the front hallway to educate our school about pollinators. Then we made pollinator morning announcements and we had a class of grade 5 students lead a pollinator assembly for our k-3 students. We posted pictures of the assembly on social media. We also had a group of students research, plan, and will soon plant native plants in 3 of our school gardens, including around the border of our vegetable garden.

May 2024

October 2019

2019 Renewal

We had a group of students go to Guelph City Hall to present the “BEE CITY” designation to the mayor and city council.

We had a group of student leaders create a slideshow presentation and hands-on activities about the importance of pollinators that they presented to classrooms within our school and also at the LSF Eco League in Milton where they were the keynote speakers and workshop organizers for the 2 day workshop!!

We had fun announcements, posters, and classroom presentations for the whole school! We are planning to expand the pollinator gardens at the front and side of the school. We are hoping to create a student-led assembly about the importance of pollinators for our younger students. With any luck, I can convince some of my students to join the Bee City youth group across the country this year.

October 2019
Bee School Kortright Hills

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