News from Sudbury Catholic Schools
SCS Home > News

Empathy for Elephants at St. Bernadette

Pictured left to right Molly McKeever, Matthew Vehkala and Kaiya Moore.

May 14, 2014 - The Grade 4 French Immersion students from St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School have completed a Knowledge Building Inquiry-based project in which they investigated and asked and answered questions about endangered African elephants. The students built on their knowledge base by visiting Science North, watching a National Geographic documentary and exploring various foundations established to help save the elephants. This inquiry inspired the students to work as a group to help save the African elephants. Some students created a pledge which their classmates and family members took to not use anything made from ivory, others created a petition asking their peers to join in the fight againstt poaching, while others decided to create poems and posters to help spread awareness. One group of students initiated a campaign to raise money to donate in order to adopt an elephant. Soon, this idea spread and the entire class became involved. They created a collection form and went about asking for donations from family and friends. The students were able to raise a total of $301.15! "Watching first hand how the students demonstrated such an intense compassion for these far away animals and how they came up with their own ideas to do their part to help them was amazing! I am very proud of the empathy and determination of the students." said teacher, Jenny Aubin.



More stories in the news...

•  Happy summer!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools celebrate first two graduates from the International Education program!
•  St. Benedict students win Board t-shirt design contest!
•  Students at St. Charles College celebrate St. Jean Baptiste Day
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools to participate in Franco-Fun day activities!
•  St. Francis receives visit from Trillium!
•  International Students celebrate with end of year party!
•  Boys’ with Braids event aims to bring cultural awareness and sensitivity training to youth at St. Benedict
•  St. Albert Adult Learning Centre hosts Provincial conference
•  St. Charles College Student Wins Business Plan Challenge!
•  In honour of our employees - 2018 Retirement Dinner!
•  Sudbury Catholic Schools receives visit from Anphat Investment & Consultancy Agency
•  Phoenix is a big deal around St. Benedict’s
•  St. Benedict students are embracing the universal language of coding!
•  St. Benedict heads to Chicago for Business
•  Class helps build community garden!
•  St. Benedict student wins Best Crown Advocate
•  SCC Teacher to be inducted in Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame
•  Bear Necessities campaign for Hospice wraps up
•  Turning points Essay Contest Winners honoured at annual event
•  Students participate in Catholic Youth Day during Catholic Education Week

  © 2018 Sudbury Catholic Schools. All rights reserved