GUFF is pleased to congratulate the winner of this year’s Guelph Loves Trees Challenge in honour of the International Year of the Forest — Brant Avenue Public School. A 100% turnout from this school shows great cooperation and enthusiasm for a common goal. GUFF presented the $500.00 award for the school library, hoping to inspire interest in tree stewardship.
The seven schools that participated were Brant Ave. P.S., June Ave. P.S., Ken Danby P.S., Ottawa Cres. P.S., Paisley Rd. P.S., Rickson Ridge P.S., and Taylor Evans P.S.
The 2011 submissions touched us deeply with their well chosen, passionate words about the need for protecting and maintaining our urban trees. The fact that there are at least 11 different ways to spell ‘oxygen’ and 7 different ways to spell ‘pollution’ in the young grades indicate the breadth of work that teachers must help them master, whether it involves the ABCs or the intricacies of our natural environment. Yet, these children do understand the connection between trees and life.
The students and teachers are all to be congratulated.
Check out some of the submissions in our gallery.