Explore Safety winners
Classroom: Grade 5/6, Takhini Elementary School
Teacher: Amanda Bartle
Project proposal: To create at least four “sidewalk suzies” and “sidewalk shawns”— wood or metal cut out silhouettes of children — to encourage drivers to slow down in the school zone.
Classroom: Grade 3, Hidden Valley Elementary School
Teacher: Jon Allen
Project proposal: To explore fire safety by creating dioramas and hosting a family campfire in the school’s fire pit.
Classroom: Grade 6/7, Takhini Elementary School
Teacher: Brendan Morphet
Project proposal: To deliver a safety training program for youth aged 9 to 12 who experience longer durations of time at home without an adult, including topics like healthy snacking, kitchen safety, basic first aid and emergencies versus non-emergencies.
Classroom: Grade 5/6/7, Teslin Community School
Teacher: Erica Keenan
Project proposal: To explore bullying and internet safety through a guest speaker, a visit from the local police and the development of a “kindness squad” which would spread positive messages throughout the school.
Classroom: Grade 5, École Émilie Tremblay
Teacher: Marie Belanger
Project proposal: To undergo an arts and crafts project that identifies gender stereotypes that affect the mental health of students.
Classroom: Grade 1, Whitehorse Elementary School
Teacher: Nicola Dietz
Project proposal: To write and illustrate a book about winter safety.