Simcoe-GrApplecrop“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”
Pauline R. Kezer


The students and staff at St. Bernadette Catholic School in Barrie were recently applauded by Metro stores for their efforts to protect the environment, with a certificate and cash donation to the school.


St. Bernadette students submitted their “Boomerang Lunch” idea for the award. Each day, lunchtime garbage is minimized by using recyclable containers and all leftovers are sent back home at the end of the day. This way, parents can keep an eye on what is eaten – and what is not! – and can support the schools efforts at home too.


Each week, the school awards a “Golden Boomerang” to the class that produces the least amount of garbage in each division. This gets recorded on a chart in the hallway, so that everyone can follow the progress. The class with the most golden boomerangs at the end of the year will celebrate their success with a movie and popcorn party.


The $1,000 cash donation from Metro will offset the cost of the boomerangs and popcorn and the balance is ear-marked for a new Smartboard!  Keep up the good work!

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