Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Mrs. Indovian Duncan’s Grade 2/3 class from Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy participated in the responsible entrepreneurship program this term. The program started off with an introduction to climate change and the climate change game. The students each did their part, and have been challenged to continue doing their best to reduce their footprint on the earth. The business they created made Christmas cards and decorations out of recycled materials. The cards were made out of old/faded paper products and then stamped with an image they had carved into a reused piece of Styrofoam. The ornaments started out as prototypes that the students created out of recyclables, and then voted on to decide which ornaments would be the best sellers, easiest to make and gather the materials for. Some of the ornaments included gift boxes (cereal boxes turned inside out, folded appropriately and the stamped with art they made out of old styrofoam food trays), snowman ornaments (egg cartons), Angels (juice lids, and empty toilet paper rolls), Book Trees (made out of old books). They raised a total profit of $453. All the students were blown away by the amount of they raised by selling products that they designed and created, and what they were able to accomplish when they put their minds to it. The students decided to donate 100% of their earnings to buy goats, chickens, pigs, mosquito nets and soccer balls through World Vision.
The Local Heroes Program was a success! The program was completed by Exshaw School's grade 7 class. We started the program with the climate change game and challenge. The students made a great effort doing what they could to reduce their impacts on the planet and learned about reducing their ecological footprint. The students nominated about 20 people as local heroes, then narrowed down the list to 9 different people or teams of heroes. We wrapped up the local heroes program on Thursday November 20 with a local heroes celebration. The celebration was great fun, we had nearly all the heroes come, plus we had some media show up, I will include the link for the outlook article. http://www.albertalocalnews.com/rockymountainoutlook/news/35189739.html. Geoff from the Canmore Co-op donated the space for the celebration. We made a piece of art from garbage we found at Victory Thrift, and it will hang at the Co-op along with a letter about the local heroes program.