We are celebrating Earth Week from Tuesday, April 23rd-Friday April 26th! Round Square students and teachers have been working on preparing events, activities and themes for the week in alignment with the Round Square IDEALS of Environment, Adventure and Service. Some highlights include:
Tuesday, April 23rd: Household Decisions: Power SMART, Water SMART
Earth Week Assembly - Round Square and Model UN are proudly presenting our guest speaker, Noah Katz, from the Plastic Bank. There will also be friendly student Earth Week-themed competitions and an introduction to the events throughout the week.
The school will participate in a "Power Hour" where we will turn off the lights in the classrooms and minimize use of computers. This is also encouraged to continue throughout the day and the week!
At lunch, students can make a Pledge to the Earth in the Commons.
Wednesday, April 24th: Food Choices
The Grade 8s will be spending the morning learning about plastic in our environment, contributing in a beach clean up and then returning back to school to participate in one of four offered Plastic Alternatives Workshops.
At lunch, students will be offered a variety of vegetarian options in the cafeteria. As well, they are invited to try eating an alternative food source in the Commons!
Thursday, April 25th: Packaging Awareness
The Grade 9s will be spending the morning learning about plastic in our environment, contributing in a beach clean up and then returning back to school to participate in one of four offered Plastic Alternatives Workshops.
At lunch, students can fill their reusable water bottles with infused water as well as purchase a reusable metal straw in the Commons
Friday, April 26th: Plastic Bag Grab Challenge
We are concluding our Earth Week by hosting a House Competition: Plastic Bag Grab Challenge! Plastic Bags will be collected in the morning by house. House points will be awarded - the more plastic bags the more house points! The plastic bags collected will be recycled properly, contributing to the goal of fewer bags ending up in the landfill or environment. Click here for more information on this nation-wide initiative!