The Secondary 1 students at Butler Elementary School in Bedford have entered a national competition to win Canada’s Coolest School Trip. They are counting on daily votes from the local community from now until March 20 to help the 13 students win an all-expenses paid trip to Kootenay National Park in British Columbia in June. To win the trip, the Sec. 1 students had to plan and implement a project related to environmental conservation or the promotion of history and culture in the community. The students came up with a plan to improve the school’s recycling and composting by researching how it works. They shared what they learned with the other classes at Butler. They then created a 60-second video describing a project, which is posted on the Canada’s Coolest School Trip website, http://coolestschooltrip.ca along with the other contest submissions from across the country. Supporters are asked to visit the website daily during the contest and vote for the class and project they would like to see win the trip. Anyone interested in supporting Butler Elementary in the competition can vote daily between now and March 20 by visiting the website http://coolestschooltrip.ca/contest/Video and clicking on the ‘vote for this video’ tab. See full story in the Tuesday, March 10 edition of The Record.
By Matthew McCully