In celebration of the Kawartha Conservation’s 40th anniversary, City of Kawartha Lakes schools were invited to take part in an art contest. Elementary classrooms were tasked with creating a multimedia art installation of their choosing based on the theme ‘Our lakes, our land: what do they mean to you?’.
Nine Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) classrooms participated in the competition: three from Leslie Frost Public School (LFPS), three from Parkview Public School, two from Bobcaygeon Public School, and one from Dr. George Hall Public School.
On October 24, Kawartha Conservation announced the winning classroom at their 40th anniversary celebration. The winning classroom was Mme McCabe’s Grade 1 french immersion class from LFPS.
“I am very happy to announce the winning class of our 40th Anniversary Poster Contest,” said Kawartha Conservation Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist Nancy Aspden. “Mme McCabe’s class created a poster that was very creative, dynamic, and well thought out to meet the theme. Students integrated natural elements from their playground and really expressed a very important message about plastic!”
The art installation will be displayed at Kawartha Conservation’s administrative office in Ken Reid Conservation Area. Mme McCabe’s winning class will also receive a free full-day educational field trip to the Ken Reid Conservation.