‘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!
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.
Our school has an eco club where we work on different environmental goals like composting, recycling and waste-free Wednesday. Also our class is the Water Rockers. We learn about water and we learn how to conserve it. During a big show called K.H.P.S Presents, our class did a TedTalk on water that was really cool. Something else we do is we chose a day when we turn off all the lights in the school We are currently a silver eco school but we are working very hard towards gold. What we’re trying to say is that we think we can be a Bee School and we hope you do too!