NPSS Senior Alternate students take on social change projects to improve the community

Must Read

Irving to buy North Atlantic Refining including refinery in Come By Chance, N.L.

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Irving Oil has signed a deal to buy North Atlantic Refining Corp., including a refinery in...

Two new COVID-19 cases identified in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Alberta Health Services is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 in Grande Prairie. The two new...

Grande Prairie RCMP continue to see rise in phone scams

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Over the past couple of months, Grande Prairie RCMP say they have seen an increase...

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Students at North Peace Secondary School have been getting involved with social change projects as part of the Senior Alternate Program.

Personal and Social Development teacher Brenda Birley got her students involved in social change projects as a way of improving the community.

Senior Alternate student Chantelle Waughtal says her and another classmate started with an idea to grow a fruit orchard on the school grounds but then realized that the idea of having an orchard could be something larger and more meaningful as a tribute to First Nations culture.

- Advertisement -

Community Interviews with Moose FM


“Another classmate and I decided to grow an orchard on our school ground. Our original idea was to have a patch of fruit trees but over time it grew into something much larger and much more meaningful. Now we have a group of people who are going to be growing two garden boxes as a tribute to First Nations culture, as well as the fruit trees.”

According to Waughtal, the orchard will contain traditional healing plants, berry bushes, apple trees, cherry trees, and a few other species of plants.

The orchard project is made possible by grants from Tree Canada and Pembina Pipelines and is in association with the local First Nations.

A tree planting event will be taking place this Wednesday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m. at North Peace Secondary School, with a grand opening of the orchard on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m.

More Articles Like This