2017/2018 Contest Winners
July 6, 2018
On behalf of the team at Return-It school we would like to thank everyone that took the time to share their school’s recycling story with us and we are pleased to announce the winners for the 2017/2018 school year.
The Elementary school winners are:
1st place Elementary: Rutland Elementary School
2nd place Elementary: Meadowbrook Elementary School
And the High School winners are:
1st place High School: Stanley Humphries Secondary School
2nd place High School: Tatla Lake Jr. Secondary School
Rutland Middle School – Grade 7 Recycling Challenge
August 22, 2017
My grade 7 students at Rutland Middle School were challenged to come up with a way to contribute to our school community. We brain stormed ideas and decided to implement a more comprehensive bottle/can recycling program as there was currently very little in place. I did some research, discovered the Return-it School contest online and signed them up. From there my classes sorted all the school’s bottle/can recycling. The classes were horrified at how poor our school recycling program previously was, and how gross the bins were. We identified and wrote down the main problems with the current system and students paired up to create a PowerPoint presentation to educate their peers. From there, each mentorship class (mixed grade 6-8) got a presentation from one of the pairs to increase awareness of the situation. We noticed an improvement initially but only to a certain point. We then brainstormed why and came up with a poster to place on and above recycling bins to make it more obvious. The students were enthused by their progress and leadership involvement within the school.