SD60 schools pitch in for Earth Day

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 students participated in several different activities for Earth Day T…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 students participated in several different activities for Earth Day Thursday, cleaning up their playgrounds and learning about ways to look after the environment.

At Anne Roberts Young Elementary, Principal Bennett says the kids were eager to give back to the area as they have grown to appreciate getting outdoors this year.

“Our classes often take advantage of the walking trails near the school,” says Bennett. “All kids were assigned an area of the school and surrounding area that they could clean at some point during the day. Great job ARYES students and staff.”

Students at Robert Ogilvie Elementary took part in the Spring pitch-in as well, cleaning up their playground area in the morning.

At Taylor Elementary, students in Mrs. McDonell’s class started a composting program, and students took turns explaining their program in a short video.

“Check out our Facebook page, which has details on the composting program we began yesterday,” says Principal Craig Brownlee.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated globally on April 22nd to demonstrate support for the environment.

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