I don’t usually do this but this is such a great initiative that my nieces and their schoolmates at Cedarcrest School in Montreal, QC would truly benefit from, so I’m putting it out there. Here are some details:
The Majesta “Trees of Knowledge” Competition is made up of three elements. First it is looking for Canadian Schools (from Canadian Primary Schools to Canadian High Schools) to submit an application for a chance to win a $20,000* Outdoor Classroom.
The goal of the Competition is to generate inspiring, creative ideas where students can learn “outside the traditional classroom”.
Plus Canadians can show support for a Finalist by placing a vote once a day during the Voting Period for one of the ten (10) Finalists in the Majesta “Tree of Knowledge Competition.
In addition if you are of the age of majority in your province or territory of residence, you could play the Tree-Twist – Majesta “Trees of Knowledge” game and be entered for a chance to win $10,000 CDN from Majesta in the “Trees of Knowledge” Competition.
This is what Cedarcrest would build if they win – I love it – look at those tree stump seats! And there’s even a vegetable patch!
Their proposal is:
Cedarcrest’s outdoor classroom proposal includes an area of planted trees to be used as a space for quiet reading and reflection. There is also a section where students can dig, plant and explore a variety of plants and flowers.
Cedarcrest has also included a space with a large reading chair, chalk board, and log benches in which teachers can complete classes and lessons outdoors or engage their students in storytelling.
- Cedarcrest switched from an English core program to a French Immersion program in 2010 and has had a steady increase in enrollment ever since.
- Students and teachers participated in an anti-bullying campaign whereby the students made videos promoting fair play and proper treatment of others, as well as having former NHL hockey player Chris Nilan come and speak to the students of his life experience and discourage bullying actions.
- Students and home and school association brought the students close to nature by planting a tulip garden last spring to beautify our grounds.
Vote for Cedarcrest to win an outdoor classroom and earn a chance to win $10,000 for yourself: http://www.majestatreesofknowledge.ca/ You can enter daily!
To place a vote in the Competition, individuals must: (a) be a legal resident of Canada; (b) be located in Canada at the time of entry; (c) be six (6) years of age or older at the time of voting; and (d) have used only one (1) valid email address to participate in the Competition.
Help us win this for the kids! 🙂
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