Pasta, crackers, cereal, and oats…..these are just some of the items Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) secondary schools collected for the G7 2019 Great Grain Challenge.
The annual two-week event took place February 11 to 25, and encouraged students to collect grain products for local food banks. Schools received one point for each grain product package, and two points for each whole grain product package.
At the end of the week, the total number of products collected at each school was calculated and divided by the number of students:
|School||Points Per Student|
|Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School||0.27|
|Fenelon Falls Secondary School||0.55|
|Gravenhurst High School||0.89|
|Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (HHSS)||1.54|
|Huntsville High School||0.14|
|IE Weldon Secondary School||0.83|
|Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute||0.62|
HHSS won the competition for the fourth consecutive year in a row collecting 664 items.
All of the 2,836 products collected throughout the week by the seven TLDSB secondary schools have been donated to local food banks.
“Everyone in the school got involved throughout the week and feels for the community,” said Chloé Samson, HHSS student and TLDSB Student Trustee. “It feels good to win, but it is not about winning, but providing for our local food banks.”
The Great Grain Challenge is organized by the G7 Student Senate – a group of students made up of one representative from each secondary school elected by their peers to help communication between students and bring student issues to the Board of Trustees.