Your 2018-2019 Contest Winners!
Congratulations to Regina Huda School and the Delisle Composite Life Skills Program on winning the 2018-2019 SARCAN School Story Telling Contest! Both Schools really dedicated themselves throughout the school year to their respective recycling programs and the prizes were well deserved. Read on for more details!
Regina Huda School
The Regina Huda School Grade 5 class blew us away with the recycling system that they set up and their dedication to it. Starting off the school year with a waste audit to find out how much recycling was going into the trash at their school, they came up with a plan to change that around. They set goals for how much recycling they hoped to get and then came up with the idea of R.E.D. Bins to help them achieve those goals. R.E.D. stands for 'Recycle Every Day' and the bins that they use are small red bins in each classroom to make it stand out to everyone and to make it easier for the students to go around and collect. Changing the minds and behaviours of their fellow classmates, the program soared and they passed their initial goal within the first couple of months!! They plan on using their earnings from the containers as well as their prize money to find more environmentally focused field trips, enhance their current system, as well as develop an outdoor classroom and vegetable garden for the school. This group of dedicated earth-savers showed us what can be achieved when you work together and don't give up! Way to go, Regina Huda School Grade 5's!
Regina Huda Recycling Stats:
Total Containers Recycled: 15, 580
Total Deposits Earned: $1, 698.75
Their returns have diverted nearly 1400 pounds of material from the landfill, saved 124 lbs/sq.ft. of greenhouse gases, and saved over 28 BTU's of energy!!!
The Delisle Composite Life Skills Program aims at giving their students important life skills, both inside the school and outside, and recycling at SARCAN is no exception! On life skills day, the group gets together after their morning lesson to prepare lunch. After lunch, they all do the clean up and then go around the school and collect the recycling. Once they have all of the containers, they rotate through who is doing what in the sorting process as they separate the containers by type and make sure that they are all clean and have the lids removed. The group has also taken part in a community clean-up project where they were in charge of gathering the recycling that was collected. Part of the life skills class is real-life experience, and for that they take a once a month trip to Saskatoon. On those trips is when they take in their containers to SARCAN. Through their recycling program, the students have been able to gain a variety of skills. Their hard work has paid off by allowing them to visit places like the Remai Art Gallery and the Western Development Museum, as well as taking them on fun trips like Mini-golfing, bowling and Fuddruckers! Your hard work has definitely paid off! Congratulations!