Westview School awarded Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge grant

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Westview Community School in Prince Albert been chosen as considered one of  10 Saskatchewan faculties that may every obtain a $10,000 grant to assist pupil diet after being chosen to win this yr’s Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge

According to Principal Cheryl Arcand, the varsity utilized to reinforce a few of the programming that’s already in place together with being a Breakfast Club of Canada faculty.

“We are so lucky that we’re in a position to serve breakfast for our college students each day and that helps them to get their day began in a good way after which this extra grant {dollars} will simply improve what we at present have and a lot. It might be a tremendous alternative, it’s thrilling truly,” Arcand stated.

“It simply builds on all the good issues which might be taking place right here on the faculty,” she added.

The grant funding will centre round a reconciliation challenge and can enable them to develop hydroponic and compost applications and buy a brand new dishwasher, cooler and freezer.

“It will simply improve what we’ve. The faculty was inbuilt 2000 and so we might be buying and updating some stoves, two stoves and including an extra fridge, cooler and microwave to our kitchen after which new would be the composting system,” Arcand defined.

According to Arcand, kitchen employees already does baking and the composting will assist improve the backyard containers which might be already within the faculty. Other issues that they’re trying into embody rising towers in lecture rooms.

“ So then to have the ability to see firsthand simply rising, planting, harvesting that development of lettuce or strawberries we might be planting in these develop towers in order that they’ll reap the rewards of it too. So they’ll share in some wholesome meals collectively and naturally you hope that they’ll take all of that studying and that keenness for rising your individual wholesome meals after which attempt that at house too,” Arcand stated.

As the challenge is deliberate into subsequent yr, they’re additionally attempting to include conventional medicines within the faculty group with the assistance of a trainer who’s a carpenter.

“We are simply attempting to wrap our minds round that what that may appear to be. We have 4 backyard containers in our Pre-Ok Kindergarten outside studying house so we’re going to add to that as nicely with conventional medicines and wave backyard containers too to do this,” Arcand stated.

The complete idea can also be primarily based round Truth and Reconciliation on the faculty.

“That’s serving to us on our Truth and Reconciliation journey that we’ve within the faculty. It’s one thing that I do know our employees and college students will profit from,” she stated.

“You must have a reputation in your challenge and that may floor it and provides it that focus and our college is named Westview Community School after which beneath that it’s Kistahpinanik which is the assembly place. Then we added an extra layer to that so we known as our Mosaic Nutrition Challenge we known as it Pe micisok Kistapinahnihk which interprets to You all come to eat on the assembly place,” she defined.

The grants will assist successful initiatives which have targets together with supporting reconciliation initiatives, enhancing kitchen and backyard services, rising academic alternatives for college kids and households and increasing diet applications. Schools from throughout the province submitted their initiatives to compete for the entire of $100,000 in prizes, offered by Mosaic.

“We can’t wait to see what this yr’s successful faculties create with their funding for the subsequent faculty yr,” Sarah Fedorchuk, The Mosaic Company’s Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, North America stated in a launch.

“From gardens to cooking courses to breakfast applications, these 10 faculties are offering more healthy faculty environments which might be certain to have a long-lasting influence on college students and their faculties, constructing on this system’s legacy that’s helped ship higher entry to nutritious meals in 70 Saskatchewan faculties.”

Other faculties receiving grants this yr are a part of Christ the Teacher, Good Spirit, Northern Lights, Prairie South, Regina Public, Saskatoon Public and South East Cornerstone faculty divisions.

To encourage grassroots initiatives to assist enhance pupil diet, this program, previously referred to as the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge, started in 2006.

“The 27 faculty boards in Saskatchewan are so grateful for Mosaic’s ongoing generosity and continued dedication to this program,” Dr. Shawn Davidson, president of the SSBA stated in a launch.

“We are so excited to see progressive concepts proceed to come back ahead on this, the 15th yr.”

Arcand stated that the plans are tied to curriculum outcomes within the province and the varsity needs to thank all the group companions related to the Mosaic School Nutrition Challenge for this grant alternative.

“We have all the companions that make that our college. Our college students are very appreciative it’s only a great shock for certain,” Arcand stated.


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