Kersley Elementary School has been named as one of the top 100 finalists in schools across Canada for the seventh annual Superpower Your School Contest.
Principal and teacher, Beth Collingwood says they’re excited to be named as one of the finalists.
“I was made aware of the contest through our local Staples store and had decided to apply and begun the application. I was also approached by communities members asking if we were going to be applying.”
The contest which recognizes schools for their contributions for the environment will give away $25,000 in new technology to 10 of the finalists in April.
“We have earned our Emerald school status a few years ago and right now we’re working on our Earth status. We’ve done over 895 projects to work towards that and we’re hoping to achieve it in the spring,” says Collingwood.
“We have an outdoor classroom going here which we would like to upgrade and make that more into a sustainable garden. The community built a bottle recycling depot here and it continues to be a community-wide project run by the parents in the school”
Collingwood says if they win, they would like to replace some of their paper use with digital devices and upgrade their library to add a media learning centre.
This marks the 7th year of the Superpower your School Contest which is a collaboration of Staples Canada and Earth Day Canada.