6 school initiatives in Granby supported by the Monique

FUNDING. School projects initiated in Granby schools will be supported under the 2022-2023 edition of the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation’s financial assistance program. These are environmental projects that have in common the sensitization and mobilization of young people in all stages of the said project.

The total value of funding awarded for 2022-2023 is $100,900. The amounts allocated to each project vary between $200 and $2,000, depending on the component in which they fall, i.e. the climate change component, waste management/RECYC-QUÉBEC, support for outdoor education, as well as than the living together component. “In each of the schools in Quebec, there are young people who stand up to affirm loud and clear their hope and their environmental and social convictions. These young people take action and the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation is proud to support them, as well as the adults who accompany them. This is our greatest pride. said Benoît Mercille, Executive Director of the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation.

“We are committed to contributing to this abundance of ideas and concrete projects aimed at changing behavior in connection with the prevention and management of residual materials. Each of these projects represents one more step towards a Quebec without waste,” added Sonia Gagné, President and CEO of RECYC-QUÉBEC.

Granby school initiatives supported

Educate: from the vegetable garden to the table ($1000) – Upper Town High School. This project aims to develop a hydroponic garden in the classroom to grow different lettuces, microgreens and herbs. The harvests will be used to supply the school’s salad bar.

Educate: from the vegetable garden to the table ($1000) – Upper Town High School. The students took part in setting up a greenhouse and educational gardens on the school grounds. These places have become places of learning for everyone, but especially students with moderate intellectual disabilities (DIM/Indigo) and programs leading to a DEP or the job market.

Tracker for a day ($900) – Upper Town High School. Upper Town High School has launched a new science stream, the Profile TESL@: technology, enrichment, science and languages. Students in this profile learn to recognize trees in the Boisé Miner and identify signs of animal presence, tracking and faeces.

A greenhouse and more ($1000) – Upper Town High School. The school students sowed the vegetables they chose and were responsible for watering and managing the lighting. The plants were then transplanted to promote their growth.

Ecolorêka ($500) – Eureka School. The project consists of introducing students aged 5 to 12 to the creation of an organic vegetable garden. Part of the harvest will be distributed to community organizations in Granby.

Learning is in our nature ($500) – Assumption School. The project aims to apply the teaching Pedagogy Child Nature by exploring the external environment, rain or shine. These explorations allow young people in particular to see the omnipresence of nature in the city.

6 school initiatives in Granby supported by the Monique-Fitz-Back Foundation – Le Granby Express