Happy Thanksgiving! What better way to celebrate than to recognize the outstanding achievement of math teacher June Saunders, who won an Honourable Mention for the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability, 2012. Our Kids Media would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Ms. Saunders and outstanding teachers everywhere for their hard work and dedication to our children’s education.
Congratulations to Lower Canada College math teacher, June Saunders, on winning an Honourable Mention for the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability 2012. Ms. Saunders won the award based on her Solisterra project with grade 8 enriched math students.
The students built a pavilion using recycled timber from the tear-down of the oldest house in Kazabazua, Quebec. In doing so, the students learned about sustainable building design and construction, sustainable energy sources and how to use power tools to build a structure. The integration of math, the environment, service, and character education in this particular project, is reflective of LCC’s overall commitment to educate students in mind, body and heart.
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) established the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability to honour Jack Layton’s passion for optimism and hope in creating a more sustainable future. Recipients of the LSF Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability have responded to community challenges with creativity, responsible citizenship and innovative action.
This year LSF has selected 1 Winner, 4 Runner-Ups and 11 Honourable Mentions from over 150 successful sustainability-related action projects that utilized at least one of LSF’s resources offered through Resources for Rethinking www.r4r.ca. Each of the award recipients will be given a certificate of achievement acknowledging their successful project. Those schools who are a Runner-Up will also receive $250 towards a sustainability-related action project and the winning school will receive $500. This year’s winning school is Richmond Rose Public School of Richmond Hill, Ontario. They will receive their award and cheque at the upcoming Learning for a Sustainable Future’s Annual Gala on October 16, 2012.
Learning for a Sustainable Future is a national charity committed to promoting, through education, the knowledge, skills, perspectives and practices essential to a sustainable future.
Lower Canada College is a coeducational day school for students in kindergarten through grade 12, dedicated to promoting the fullest development of our students in mind, body and heart. The school is committed to producing well-rounded, socially responsible, independent thinkers through an academically challenging and balanced curricular program in academics, athletics, and the arts.
For more information about Lower Canada College, or Ms. Saunders Solisterra project please contact Dawn Levy, Director of Communications for Lower Canada College. 514-482-9797 ext. 294.
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