The new French Public School in Kemptville is getting lots of advice from students on how best to use their new facility. Members of the students’ eco-committee from all over Eastern Ontario met on campus Wednesday to come up with recommendations for the ecological responsibility of their future school. The student recommendations were then unveiled later in the afternoon during a press conference that they all attended. Conseil des ecoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) Chair, Madame Savard, says the young leaders were very enthusiastic about the potential of the Kemptville campus.
Madame Savard says organizers were very impressed by the enthusiasm, maturity and creativity expressed. Students have written very different recommendations on six main themes: outdoor and physical facilities; educational strategies; lunch and break time; and code of conduct values along with globalization and school community.
The recommendations presented by the student eco-committee will help school administrators as they develop curriculum and school policies for the future. The CEPEO is already certified ISO 14001 for their environmentally sustainable practices; now they have a framework to apply this mandate to the new Kemptville school.