C-K Schools Greener Now

(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) – Three Chatham-Kent (CK) schools were awarded a top 5 BLOOM rating for their entries into the G.R.E.E.N. Schools Competition (formerly known as ‘Schools in Bloom’). All competitors received a native Carolinian Tulip Tree to further green their schoolyards.

A.A. Wright Public School, Wallaceburg District Secondary School, and Lambton Kent Composite School, in Dresden, additionally won a $100 gift certificate for their exceptional 5 BLOOM entries. These prizes are compliments of Ross’ Nurserymen in Chatham, All Seasons Nursery and Flowers in Wallaceburg, and Sherry’s Perennials in Cedar Springs. 

Competitors are evaluated on a school tour and written submissions that demonstrate their efforts within the following categories:

G – Greening & Gardening in Schoolyard
R – Recycling & Conservation Activities
E – Educational Link to the Environment & Outdoors
E – Engagement of Staff & Students in Community
N – Neat & Tidy Efforts

If you would like to enter your school for the 2014/2015 school year, just let C-K know what great things you’ve got going on in the five G.R.E.E.N. Schools judging criteria.  The deadline for submissions is May15, 2015.

Applications are available through Chatham-Kent Communities in Bloom on this website or by calling 519.360.1998.

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