Local schools do their part
to celebrate Earth Week
By Liz Dadson
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Lynne Jewson (R), on behalf of St. Andrew's United Church in Ripley and Pine River Cheese, presents a $300 cheque from the Kincardine Township-Tiverton Environmental Green School Project (KttEGSP), to the Ripley-Huron Community School Grade 2 class, Andrew Gibson (L), Parker Nicholson, Owen Bacon, Zack Stoneman, Slade Twolan, Clayton Neyvatte, Nolan Neitzel, Eric Hackney, Muskan Chouhan, Paiten Priboj, Cole Snobelen, Liam Lowry, Kevin Newman, Abby MacDonald, Desirae MacLennan and Allison Pope (absent are Megan Hirsch and Lauren Cassidy), and senior students, back, Kristine Murray (L), Gregory Reid and Jordan Otto. These students help with the green cone and recycling at the school
Darryl Hilliard (back, right) of the Lake Huron Fishing Club, presents $300 from the KttEGSP to Kincardine District Secondary School teacher Jim Taylor and a group of students who spent Thursday morning cleaning up around the former Town of Kincardine
Erin Gouthro of the Penetangore Watershed Group holds up a stuffed Great Horned Owl, borrowed from the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, during a presentation at Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School Wednesday afternoon. Grades 6-8 students at KTTPS are helping to plant 500 trees on April 29 on property owned by Tom and Christine Franklin
Today is Earth Day (April 22) and all week long, schools in the Kincardine area have been celebrating the environment by doing a multitude of Earth Week activities, from playground clean-ups to performances at assemblies.
Carol Blake and the Kincardine Township-Tiverton Environmental Green School Project (KttEGSP) have also been working hard, collecting accumulated commissions from BioBag Canada Inc. and Green Shift on products purchased by local organizations.
A total of $1,500 in commissions was disbursed this week, with each of the five local schools receiving a cheque for $300, to put toward green initiatives.
Carol Blake (R), on behalf of Bruce Power, presents a cheque for $300 to Keira Bishop of the Huron Heights Groovy Greens
Huron Heights students created posters in honour of Earth Day
Mitch Card, Grade 9 at KDSS, holds up a hubcap he found during the school's clean-up of the former Town of Kincardine
Nathan Clark (L), Grade 10, and Daniel Mahood, Grade 9, at KDSS, help gather up the garbage
Bobbi-Jo Hitchcock (L), on behalf of the dental offices, presents a cheque for $300 to Katie Venner and Emily Killin, Grade 3 students and members of the Elgin Market "Green Kids"
Adrienne Mason, co-ordinator of the Pine River Watershed Initiative Network, talks to students at Ripley-Huron Community School about animals and how important it is that they have a healthy place to live
Gade (L) and Nicole McLeod, Grade 8 students at Huron Heights Public
School, model some of the fashions at the Recycling Fashion Show
Tyler Dinsmore, Grade 11 student at KDSS, found a discarded barbecue on the sidewalk, complete with a fish head
Aubrey Alers (L) and Reilly Pawlikowski, Grade 2 students at Elgin Market Public School, perform at the Earth Day assembly
Ross Killin, Junior Kindergarten, waves to the audience, before he and his classmates sing their song at the Elgin Market assembly
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Thursday, April 21, 2011