Putting the ‘forest’ back into Forest Glen PS

The Forest Glen Public School community has unveiled Phase 1 of their Learning Grounds Project.

Staff and students, along with local dignitary Wilmot Mayor Les Armstrong, and special sponsor guests from TD Canada Trust, Evergreen and the Region of Waterloo, gathered outside to celebrate the incredible work of the Forest Glen PS Greening Committee. The parent group has worked tirelessly over the last few months to make the greening zone a welcoming and comfortable environment. The Outdoor Classroom’s official opening started with speeches of thanks, followed by the ribbon cutting and the planting of the final tree. Committee members, special guests and students had the opportunity to shovel soil into the tree’s space, symbolizing growth and collaboration.

The Outdoor Classroom includes a ‘No Mow’ Zone, planters, 14 new trees and a mini outdoor seating area/theatre. With student learning being the focus, students can explore these areas and learn about the nature and environment that surrounds their school, both independently and as a class.

For more information about the project, visit Greening the Glen.

 

The Greening committee welcomes everyone to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Greening Committee welcomes everyone to the ribbon cutting ceremony.

 

Students hold signs made to thank the sponsors of their new greening space.

Students hold signs made to thank the sponsors of their new greening space.

 

Time to cut the ribbon and dedicate the new outdoor space!

Time to cut the ribbon and dedicate the new outdoor space!

 

Principal Mark Drummond gives remarks at the opening of the new outdoor area at the school.

Principal Mark Drummond gives remarks at the opening of the new outdoor area at the school.