CLASSES FUNDED

STUDENTS INVOLVED

COMPLETED INITIATIVES

PAY IT FORWARD INITIATIVES 2022/23

Malcolm Tweddle | Interactions

Malcolm Tweddle | Interactions

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: REPURPOSED TIRE PLANTERS
 
One of the goals of this project was to teach students how to take something old and turn it into something new. Old tires were collected from various sources…

read more
St. Bernadette’s | Grade 1

St. Bernadette’s | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: KEEPING THE EARTH CLEAN
 
Keeping the Earth clean is very important for keeping our environment healthy and safe. Our class has learned how litter can hurt animals, pollute our neighbourhoods…

read more
St. Bernadette’s | Grade 3

St. Bernadette’s | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: KEEPING THE EARTH CLEAN
 
Keeping the Earth clean is very important for keeping our environment healthy and safe. Our class has learned how litter can hurt animals, pollute our neighbourhoods…

read more
John Barnett School | Room 1

John Barnett School | Room 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: CARING FOR ANIMALS
 
Room 1 students from John Barnett School were chosen as a recipient of the Pay It Forward For the Planet Program. Because of the many social and economic challenges….

read more
St. Pius X | Grade 2A

St. Pius X | Grade 2A

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: ENDANGERED ANIMALS
 
For our project, we tied it in with our Science learning about animals/biology and decided as a class to do an inquiry into endangered animals in Canada. Students chose an animal to….

read more
St. Augustine | Grade 1

St. Augustine | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: PLANTING & CLEAN-UP
 
We decided we wanted to plant 25 trees in honor of one of our students mommy’s who passed away. After learning all about Mother Earth, plants and animals on earth and the…

read more
St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: CLEAN-UP EVENT
 
Throughout the 2023/24 school year, the Grade One students from St. Maria Goretti School embarked on transformative community walks that stirred our souls and ignited a passion…

read more
Gibbons Preschool

Gibbons Preschool

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: BOTTLE DRIVE
 
Building a sustainable future is something that is very important to us at Gibbons preschool. We take part in this every class by having a recycling container available for students to use for…

read more
St. Pius X | Grade 3

St. Pius X | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASTE REDUCTION & CLEAN-UP
 
The grade 3 class did a schoolyard cleanup, where they discussed all the items they found and made plans to put out more garbage cans to reduce the litter. Following that we made posters…

read more
Westbrook School | Kindergarten

Westbrook School | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: ANIMAL HABITATS & CONSERVATION
 
The Westbook Kindergarteners learned about animal habitats and conservation, after which they created their own animal habitat dioramas. In this video they sing a song about saving planet Earth.

read more
Garrison Military  | Daycare Centre

Garrison Military | Daycare Centre

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PAPER RECYCLING
 
As our Daycare Centre does not recycle paper and our preschool classroom uses a lot of paper we decided to put a paper recycling bin in the classroom to collect enough paper that…

read more
Calder School | Kindergarten

Calder School | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: BOTTLE DRIVE
 
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students at Calder School learned the importance of caring about the environment through their participation in the “Pay It Forward For the Planet Program.”

read more
Joseph M Demko | Grade 9

Joseph M Demko | Grade 9

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: BIODIVERSITY & ENDANGERED SPECIES
 
In our science class, we delved into the reasons behind the decline in Biological Diversity on our planet and brainstormed actions to protect it. Our trip to the Edmonton Valley Zoo was eye-opening…

read more
St. Nicholas | Grade 8 & 9

St. Nicholas | Grade 8 & 9

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: WASTE REDUCTION
 
This year our Science Academy students will continue our waste reduction initiative by using our school morning broadcast to give suggestions and ideas for waste…

read more
Calder | Grade 1

Calder | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PLAYGROUND CLEAN-UP
 
Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project…

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École Bishop Savaryn | Grade 1

École Bishop Savaryn | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PLAYGROUND CLEAN-UP
 
The grade one classes at École Bishop Savaryn School were very lucky to be a part of the Pay It Forward For the Planet Program! Our classes, along with the grade 6…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 6

St. Richard | Grade 6

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: OCEAN CLEAN-UP
 
Students did research projects on the garbage that is found in the ocean. They looked into where the garbage comes from, how it affects the life in the ocean, and what is being done to clean up the trash.

read more
St. Richard | Grades 4 & 5

St. Richard | Grades 4 & 5

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: SINGLE USE PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES
 
Students were asked to consider last year’s garbage audit. What did they see a lot of? Most students exclaimed that they had seen too much plastic. Our school’s Eco Club brainstormed ways that we…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 3

St. Richard | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: VEHICLE EMISSIONS
 
As a school, we have noticed many families driving to school rather than walking or biking. We discussed air pollution and how it affects our communities locally and globally.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 2

St. Richard | Grade 2

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASHING RECYCLABLE ITEMS
 
Students at St. Richard Grade 2 learned from a video that unwashed, dirty items in recycling bins often get thrown in the trash. Deciding they wanted everything they put in the recycling bins…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 3

St. Richard | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: POLLINATOR GARDEN
 
Our students learned about the importance of biodiversity. While participating in their community garbage cleanup, the students were asked to look for diversity in the plant life throughout the community.

read more
St. Richard | Kindergarten

St. Richard | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: PLANTING A GARDEN
 
As a school, we have been focused on planting in various ways. In our school community, we see food scarcity, and it is important we show kids how easy it is to grow their food.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 1

St. Richard | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: GARBAGE CLEANUP
 
All St. Richard students do an annual community day cleanup every spring. On Earth Day, we show that we are caretakers of this land and that we have pride in our community.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 4

St. Richard | Grade 4

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: GOOS PAPER BINS
 
EcoClub created a presentation for all students about the importance of trees. They also explained to students that trees are required in the paper-making process.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 5

St. Richard | Grade 5

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASTE FREE LUNCHES
 
After seeing the Eco Club’s impact in reducing single-use plastics, we wanted to do more to decrease the garbage our school produces daily. With some observations and research, the students…

read more
Kisêwâtisiwin School | Junior High

Kisêwâtisiwin School | Junior High

SPONSOR: LEAD SHOT CONSULTANTS INC.
PROJECT: SCHOOL YARD CLEANUP
 
Outdoor Education students from kisewatisiwin School would like to thank those responsible for helping fund our Valley Zoo field trip. With this bursary, students were able to expand on…

read more
Alex Janvier | Grade 5

Alex Janvier | Grade 5

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: MARKER RECYCLING PROGRAM
 
The excitement was palpable in Room 135 as students examined the map of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and learned what animals they would be seeing the next day on their field trip.

read more
Spruce Avenue |  Junior High

Spruce Avenue | Junior High

SPONSOR: RICHARD WALKMAN OF RBW ENTERPRISES LTD.
PROJECT: SUSTAINABLE FISHING
 
Sustainable fishing is a critical issue that demands our attention as we strive to preserve our oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on fishing for their survival.

read more
St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: COMMUNITY CLEANUP
 
Grade 1 A and B picked up litter around their school on a community walk field trip. The Grade 1 students talked about animal habitats, and what they learned about animals at the zoo.

read more
St. Kateri | Grade 4

St. Kateri | Grade 4

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: GARDENING & COMPOSTING
 
At St. Kateri, we are very fortunate to be able to provide our students with three healthy snacks per week to help ensure they get proper nutrition in order to learn to the best of their ability.

read more
Satoo School | Room 8

Satoo School | Room 8

SPONSOR: BNI AVIATORS
PROJECT: BATS
 
The Satoo School Room 8 Students wanted to share their love of bats and find ways to increase awareness about the importance of bats in our environment. They made posters, designed…

read more
Satoo School | Room 7

Satoo School | Room 7

SPONSOR: RICHARD WALLMAN OF RBW ENTERPRISES LTD.
PROJECT: BATS
 
The Satoo School Room 7 Students, led a bat conservation project by fundraising money through a bottle drive. They researched and purchased a four chamber bat box and…

read more
Malcolm Tweddle | Interactions

Malcolm Tweddle | Interactions

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: REPURPOSED TIRE PLANTERS
 
One of the goals of this project was to teach students how to take something old and turn it into something new. Old tires were collected from various sources…

read more
St. Bernadette’s | Grade 1

St. Bernadette’s | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: KEEPING THE EARTH CLEAN
 
Keeping the Earth clean is very important for keeping our environment healthy and safe. Our class has learned how litter can hurt animals, pollute our neighbourhoods…

read more
St. Bernadette’s | Grade 3

St. Bernadette’s | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: KEEPING THE EARTH CLEAN
 
Keeping the Earth clean is very important for keeping our environment healthy and safe. Our class has learned how litter can hurt animals, pollute our neighbourhoods…

read more
John Barnett School | Room 1

John Barnett School | Room 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: CARING FOR ANIMALS
 
Room 1 students from John Barnett School were chosen as a recipient of the Pay It Forward For the Planet Program. Because of the many social and economic challenges….

read more
St. Pius X | Grade 2A

St. Pius X | Grade 2A

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: ENDANGERED ANIMALS
 
For our project, we tied it in with our Science learning about animals/biology and decided as a class to do an inquiry into endangered animals in Canada. Students chose an animal to….

read more
St. Augustine | Grade 1

St. Augustine | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: PLANTING & CLEAN-UP
 
We decided we wanted to plant 25 trees in honor of one of our students mommy’s who passed away. After learning all about Mother Earth, plants and animals on earth and the…

read more
St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: CLEAN-UP EVENT
 
Throughout the 2023/24 school year, the Grade One students from St. Maria Goretti School embarked on transformative community walks that stirred our souls and ignited a passion…

read more
Gibbons Preschool

Gibbons Preschool

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: BOTTLE DRIVE
 
Building a sustainable future is something that is very important to us at Gibbons preschool. We take part in this every class by having a recycling container available for students to use for…

read more
St. Pius X | Grade 3

St. Pius X | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASTE REDUCTION & CLEAN-UP
 
The grade 3 class did a schoolyard cleanup, where they discussed all the items they found and made plans to put out more garbage cans to reduce the litter. Following that we made posters…

read more
Westbrook School | Kindergarten

Westbrook School | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: ANIMAL HABITATS & CONSERVATION
 
The Westbook Kindergarteners learned about animal habitats and conservation, after which they created their own animal habitat dioramas. In this video they sing a song about saving planet Earth.

read more
Garrison Military  | Daycare Centre

Garrison Military | Daycare Centre

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PAPER RECYCLING
 
As our Daycare Centre does not recycle paper and our preschool classroom uses a lot of paper we decided to put a paper recycling bin in the classroom to collect enough paper that…

read more
Calder School | Kindergarten

Calder School | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: BOTTLE DRIVE
 
Kindergarten to Grade 6 students at Calder School learned the importance of caring about the environment through their participation in the “Pay It Forward For the Planet Program.”

read more
Joseph M Demko | Grade 9

Joseph M Demko | Grade 9

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: BIODIVERSITY & ENDANGERED SPECIES
 
In our science class, we delved into the reasons behind the decline in Biological Diversity on our planet and brainstormed actions to protect it. Our trip to the Edmonton Valley Zoo was eye-opening…

read more
St. Nicholas | Grade 8 & 9

St. Nicholas | Grade 8 & 9

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: WASTE REDUCTION
 
This year our Science Academy students will continue our waste reduction initiative by using our school morning broadcast to give suggestions and ideas for waste…

read more
Calder | Grade 1

Calder | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PLAYGROUND CLEAN-UP
 
Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project Description Coming Soon. Project…

read more
École Bishop Savaryn | Grade 1

École Bishop Savaryn | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: PLAYGROUND CLEAN-UP
 
The grade one classes at École Bishop Savaryn School were very lucky to be a part of the Pay It Forward For the Planet Program! Our classes, along with the grade 6…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 6

St. Richard | Grade 6

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: OCEAN CLEAN-UP
 
Students did research projects on the garbage that is found in the ocean. They looked into where the garbage comes from, how it affects the life in the ocean, and what is being done to clean up the trash.

read more
St. Richard | Grades 4 & 5

St. Richard | Grades 4 & 5

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: SINGLE USE PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES
 
Students were asked to consider last year’s garbage audit. What did they see a lot of? Most students exclaimed that they had seen too much plastic. Our school’s Eco Club brainstormed ways that we…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 3

St. Richard | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: VEHICLE EMISSIONS
 
As a school, we have noticed many families driving to school rather than walking or biking. We discussed air pollution and how it affects our communities locally and globally.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 2

St. Richard | Grade 2

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASHING RECYCLABLE ITEMS
 
Students at St. Richard Grade 2 learned from a video that unwashed, dirty items in recycling bins often get thrown in the trash. Deciding they wanted everything they put in the recycling bins…

read more
St. Richard | Grade 3

St. Richard | Grade 3

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: POLLINATOR GARDEN
 
Our students learned about the importance of biodiversity. While participating in their community garbage cleanup, the students were asked to look for diversity in the plant life throughout the community.

read more
St. Richard | Kindergarten

St. Richard | Kindergarten

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: PLANTING A GARDEN
 
As a school, we have been focused on planting in various ways. In our school community, we see food scarcity, and it is important we show kids how easy it is to grow their food.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 1

St. Richard | Grade 1

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: GARBAGE CLEANUP
 
All St. Richard students do an annual community day cleanup every spring. On Earth Day, we show that we are caretakers of this land and that we have pride in our community.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 4

St. Richard | Grade 4

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: GOOS PAPER BINS
 
EcoClub created a presentation for all students about the importance of trees. They also explained to students that trees are required in the paper-making process.

read more
St. Richard | Grade 5

St. Richard | Grade 5

SPONSOR: UNION 52 BENEVOLENT SOCIETY
PROJECT: WASTE FREE LUNCHES
 
After seeing the Eco Club’s impact in reducing single-use plastics, we wanted to do more to decrease the garbage our school produces daily. With some observations and research, the students…

read more
Kisêwâtisiwin School | Junior High

Kisêwâtisiwin School | Junior High

SPONSOR: LEAD SHOT CONSULTANTS INC.
PROJECT: SCHOOL YARD CLEANUP
 
Outdoor Education students from kisewatisiwin School would like to thank those responsible for helping fund our Valley Zoo field trip. With this bursary, students were able to expand on…

read more
Alex Janvier | Grade 5

Alex Janvier | Grade 5

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: MARKER RECYCLING PROGRAM
 
The excitement was palpable in Room 135 as students examined the map of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and learned what animals they would be seeing the next day on their field trip.

read more
Spruce Avenue |  Junior High

Spruce Avenue | Junior High

SPONSOR: RICHARD WALKMAN OF RBW ENTERPRISES LTD.
PROJECT: SUSTAINABLE FISHING
 
Sustainable fishing is a critical issue that demands our attention as we strive to preserve our oceans and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on fishing for their survival.

read more
St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

St. Maria Goretti | Grade 1

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: COMMUNITY CLEANUP
 
Grade 1 A and B picked up litter around their school on a community walk field trip. The Grade 1 students talked about animal habitats, and what they learned about animals at the zoo.

read more
St. Kateri | Grade 4

St. Kateri | Grade 4

SPONSOR: DOUG WARREN
PROJECT: GARDENING & COMPOSTING
 
At St. Kateri, we are very fortunate to be able to provide our students with three healthy snacks per week to help ensure they get proper nutrition in order to learn to the best of their ability.

read more
Satoo School | Room 8

Satoo School | Room 8

SPONSOR: BNI AVIATORS
PROJECT: BATS
 
The Satoo School Room 8 Students wanted to share their love of bats and find ways to increase awareness about the importance of bats in our environment. They made posters, designed…

read more
Satoo School | Room 7

Satoo School | Room 7

SPONSOR: RICHARD WALLMAN OF RBW ENTERPRISES LTD.
PROJECT: BATS
 
The Satoo School Room 7 Students, led a bat conservation project by fundraising money through a bottle drive. They researched and purchased a four chamber bat box and…

read more

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