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Kootenay schools win Sony prizes for sharing environmental action stories

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
June 1st, 2011

This spring two West Kootenay schools — six schools province-wide — have won Sony recording equipment for their participation in Science World British Columbia’s BC Green Games.

Two schools from Kootenay Lake school district – LV Rogers Secondary and Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary – will be taking home new Sony equipment to document their environmental action stories for future projects.

“We are very excited to receive an award from BC Green Games,” said Deanna Holitzki, principal of LV Rogers Secondary School.

The camera will allow further documentation of LV Rogers’ progress with their greenhouse and garden beds, and show the students in action as they take on the initiative with enthusiasm.

“We are very proud of the efforts of Dave Afford and Shannon Murphy and their students in promoting sustainability and local food security, and are confident that their project will provide a legacy for years to come,” Holitzki said.

BC Green Games prize winners were chosen by random selection from those teachers who submitted a year-end survey.

BC Green Games is a province-wide competition for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, designed to motivate action, enable sharing and reward and celebrate the green efforts of schools in BC.

This year 139 projects were submitted, bringing the total number of projects in the online gallery to 375.

This is the second year Sony Canada is giving prizes in a multi-year agreement with Science World.

  • All projects created for the 2010 BC Green Games can be viewed online at
  • Science World manages BC Green Games with input from youth, government, school district, university, science and environmental education community partners.
  • Presenting sponsors are BC Hydro and FortisBC with additional support from the BC Ministry of Education.

About Science World 

Science World British Columbia is a charitable non-profit organization which engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.


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