Grade One students plant seedlings for the future
April 26, 2012
Over 1,000 Grade One students from elementary schools across Strathcona County will have their tree-inspired artwork featured in the Art Gallery @501 and receive a seedling as part of Arbor Day celebrations.
Activities planned at Broadmoor Lake Park on May 4 are aimed at teaching students the importance of trees in our everyday lives. Alberta Sustainable Resource Development is supplying the seedlings used for Arbor Day celebrations across the province. Many of the schools over the years have planted trees in their school yards and students performed skits, plays, songs or poems to celebrate the importance of trees.
“It is inspiring to think about these young children planting the seedlings,” says Mayor Linda Osinchuk. “Over the coming years, these trees will grow strong and tall alongside these children and provide a sustainable future for us all.”
Each Grade One class was also invited to participate in a “Why I love trees” colouring contest, judged by the Strathcona Art Society. This year’s winning class, 1-H from Ardrossan Elementary School, was chosen out of 78 entries. The winning class received a cheque from Strathcona County for $1,000 to be used for learning resources.
The artwork will be kept on display for the next six weeks in the Art Gallery @501, at the Community Centre.
Strathcona County has celebrated Arbor Day for well over 25 years.
More information on Arbor Day or call 780-464-8496.
More information about the Art Gallery@501 or call 780-410-8585.
Mayor Linda Osinchuk, 780-464-8000
Sheila Flint, Recreation, Parks and Culture, 780-464-8496
Last updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012
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