News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
 
 
SCS Home > News


St. David Catholic School Welcomes the "Outdoor Classroom"

photo
St. David grade 3 student, Kane Holland, shows off with pride the salad his class made from vegetables they grew themselves.

September 13, 2012 - Staff and students at St. David Catholic Elementary School continue to embrace the outdoor classroom concept. Last June, the primary and junior grade teachers and their students planted tomatoes, cucumbers, purple beans, squash, lettuce & nasturtium flowers in large planters around the school yard. During the warm summer months, the Better Beginnings Better Futures summer program took care of the garden boxes by weeding and watering the vegetables. This September, St. David School students were able to harvest tomatoes, cucumbers and nasturtiums from the garden boxes.

"The students were so excited to be able to make and eat a salad that they had grown themselves. The school purchased the lettuce to add to the student's salad. We were also able to harvest broccoli, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes from the community garden at Victory Park. We worked in partnership with the community to help plant the Victory Park garden in the Donovan. Our students could not get enough of the vegetables that they had grown themselves. I am very proud of their initiative and their excitement and positive energy was contagious", stated Terri Lynn Lepage, St. David School grade 3 teacher.

In other exciting 'green' news at St. David School, the grade 1 & 3 classes were able to harvest the worm casings from their vermicomposters and will be using that to fertilize the school garden boxes this fall! The school continues to compost as an entire school community including the Best Start Aboriginal HUB and Better Beginnings Better Futures After School Program. The school continues to work in partnership to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Share


 

More stories in the news...

•  Sudbury Catholic Students Awarded as 2018 Stars of Excellence!
•  Students at St. James put a focus on the planet to celebrate Earth Day!
•  Immaculate Conception students do their part to keep the environment clean and green!
•  St. Benedict's supports MADD Canada
•  St. Benedict Welcomes New Community Liason Officer from GSPS
•  Getting cultured with IMAX in their language of study
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools honours recipients of this year’s Chairperson’s Award
•  Marymount Academy Shines at 49th Sudbury Regional Science Fair
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools Elementary Instrumental Band receives Gold at Kiwanis Music Festival!
•  Palladino Auto Group Donates $5000 to Walk, Bike or Run Fun day for Marymount Academy!
•  Cooking up a storm during a snow storm St. Benedict student is heading to Skills Ontario qualifier this weekend
•  Wednesday April 4 2018 - Transportation cancelled
•  St Francis Flames Raise the Flag for Autism Awareness!
•  He is risen - Sudbury Catholic Schools celebrates Easter!
•  GSPS Media Release - St. Charles College
•  Pius brings awareness to Epilepsy!
•  St. Charles School hosts successful families math night!
•  STEM at St. Benedict: Making Molecules out of Jube Jubes
•  Rock your socks - Sudbury Catholic Schools brings awareness to World Down Syndrome Day!

 
  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved