News and Updates
June 6, 2018

A Year in Review for Action Schools! BC

Highlights from the 2017-18 Action Schools! BC Program

 

It’s been an incredible year for Action Schools! BC. Check out some of the highlights from the 2017-18 Action Schools! BC Program:

Action Planning and Equipment Grants:

We are pleased to announce that every school district in BC has participated in completing Action Plans! This year, over 250 Action Plans have been completed and over 165 equipment grants have been awarded with more on the way. Please see below for success stories from participating schools:

  • False Creek Elementary School, School District 39: “The Action Schools! BC program has been a valuable partnership for our school.  The action plan has helped to focus our attention on the bigger picture of healthy living, through physical activity, healthy eating and through supporting student leadership initiatives.  On behalf of False Creek Elementary School, thank you for being a valuable part of our learning community!”
  • Chalo School, First Nations Schools Association, Fort Nelson: “We used the grant from Action Schools BC to purchase [a] garden tower. We are currently growing lettuce, arugula, bok choy, rainbow chard, kale, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. The students are super engaged because they have seen the seedlings come to fruition.”
  • Oweekeno Elementary School, School District 49: “[We] have spent the money on a variety of small foam balls. We have a lot of rainy days here on the coast. Having these balls make for a great game of paint ball around the school. [We] have also used the money on an outdoor volleyball net, footballs, and a set of hurdles. [We are] really looking forward to using these items for our spring PE units.”


Mentorships:

We are delighted to report that 344 educators have participated in our Food Literacy Mentorship Series. A further 145 educators have participated in our Physical Literacy Mentorship Series. Please see below for success stories from participating schools:

  • Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy, Independent School, Richmond: “It was perfect how the [Food Literacy Mentorship] session gave us ideas of tangible and achievable goals. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the mentor. We are grateful for the support received and continue to build upon the healthy initiatives we have started this school year.”
  • Royston Elementary School, School District 71: “[The Physical Literacy Mentorship was] wonderful! Having an expert come into work with my class as well as with me has boosted my students’ skill level and my confidence in teaching physical education/physical literacy.”

 

Workshops:

350 teachers from across the province participated in one of our Professional Development Workshops. Please see below for success stories from participating schools:

  • Lord Kelvin Elementary School, School District 40: “[The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Combo Workshop] was highly engaging and powerful! I like the addition of nutrition since the last time we took the course. I am excited to tell my admin about the workshop.” 

Please email info@actionschoolsbc.ca if you have completed an Action Plan, mentorship or workshop this year and would like to share your story. We’d love to hear from you!