Human Rights Day is December 10. This day calls on everyone to stand up for human rights.
At the November 26, 2019, meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board, trustees unanimously approved a trustee initiative focused on climate change.
Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption and is held on ‘Black Friday,’ which is one of the busiest shopping days in North America.
October 23 is Take Me Outside Day and the Upper Grand District School Board joined hundreds of other Canadian school boards by taking learning to the outdoor classroom.
On October 4, students from Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute’s CELP joined grade 8 students from Rickson Ridge Public School and members of the Kortright Hills Public School Green Team to plant 1,500 trees.
Students and staff from across the Upper Grand District School Board put on their raincoats and boots and walked, biked or rolled to school on October 2.
Elementary and secondary students in the Upper Grand District School Board are joining together to take part in a tree planting initiative.
In October, we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk, bike or roll between home and school, or to actively travel as much as they can in their local environments.
This year, all 76 elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand District School Board achieved certification with the Ontario EcoSchools program, joining a growing movement of 1,900 schools across the province.
Students and staff were dressed for the sunshine on May 31 and eager to participate in a school-wide planting project.