Bessborough School is a K-8 school located in Moncton, NB. Our school is very well known for it's community involvement. From fundraising for local charities, and supporting local causes, to encouraging random acts of kindness, there is nothing these students can't do!
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The first full week of February we got our campaign up and running with our morning announcements. Each morning we included a fact about the Act4GlobalChange program and reminded staff and students to think globally this month.
This activity served as a daily reminder to staff and students to think globally and to remember to participate in our upcoming activities this month, such as, informing your parents, signing the pledge sheet, recycling, and many more activities.
This week Bessborough Drama put on their semi-annual production, and in lieu of charging for tickets, we accepted donations of gently used items that we in turn donated to local charities.
Being a global citizen involves thinking of others in need. Donating gently used items helps provide for people in need, and it relates back to reducing waste.
Bessborough School participates in Fresh Food Friday where the school gives local produce to the students to try, many for the first time.
When you purchase local products it reduces waste.
The Librarian, Mrs. Harris, met with the K to 2 classes and read them books about recycling. The students chatted with her about the things they could do in their community and shared different ideas as they read the stories.
Our goal was to focus on Climate Change and how recycling in your community has a global impact as we all share one Earth!
In Art class, Mrs. Smalley talked about using the Art Scrap Bin. Students know that this bin is a re-use system; good scraps go in, and are always up for grabs when students are finished their regular projects. We learnt that by conserving and re-using paper we help save lots of resources. We discussed the life story of a piece of paper, and how it gets from tree to our hands in the art room.
This gave our students a simple, real life example, of how they can conserve resources and help reduce waste. They already know, thanks to our campaign, that reducing waste helps make them global citizens!