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Energy Diet Challenge


Classroom Energy Diet Challenge Winners


This spring, nearly 1,500 kindergarten to Grade 12 classes across Canada worked to complete a gamut of energysaving challenges — and to earn a chance to win prizes — in the annual Classroom Energy Diet Challenge run by Canadian Geographic Education in partnership with Shell Canada. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Grand Prize: $5,000 for educational technology
Elementary (grades K to 6)
Teacher: Ms. Cheryl Kopp; Class name: “Energetic Kids”
Grade 4, École Riverbend Community School, Winnipeg
Secondary (grades 7 to 12)
Teacher: Ms. Lindsay Reyen; Class name: “10”
Grade 12, Wallaceburg District Secondary School, Wallaceburg, Ont.

Most Points Prize: $500 for a class party; $1,000 for classroom
supplies or a field trip; $500 charitable donation
Teacher: Mr. Andrew Foxcraft; Class name: “Foxcraft’s Eager
Energy Savers”
Grades 7/8, Saint Mary Catholic School, Huntsville, Ont.

Top School Prize: $1,000 dollars for a school party; $2,500
for school supplies or a field trip; $1,500 charitable donation
Principal: Brent Ranger
Duncan Cran Elementary, Fort St. John, British Columbia

Video Contest Grand Prize: $2,000 for educational technology
Elementary (grades K to 6)
Teacher: Herman Chang; Class name: “Room 5”
Grades 5/6, Hillview Elementary School, Edmonton
Secondary (grades 7 to 12)
Teacher: Angela Elliott; Class name: “CT6”
Grades 11/12, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, London, Ont.

— Kimberly Ryan

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge won the Award of Merit from the Global, Environmental, and Outdoor Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association this past April. For more details on the CEDC, visit energydiet.canadiangeographic.ca.

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Besides being fun, educational and easy to administer, the Geography Challenge is a terrific opportunity for your students and your school to shine in the spotlight!

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“Students love taking part in the Geography Challenge and each year they learn more and more. Thank you for creating this great motivator for geography”



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