Earth Hour 2013. Earth Hour is a worldwide exercise held by the Worldwide Fund for Nature. It is encouraging households to turn off lights which are not being used to help raise awareness about the need to take action against climate change.
Earth Hour first started in 2007 when 2.2 million people turned off all of their lights. This year it was held Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
All families of Sacred Heart were encouraged to turn off their lights during this hour. Many people all around the world have decided to start projects for Earth Month as well. There were many creative ideas such as using candles for lights, using green transport, and growing your own food. There are little things you can do that will help the earth also, like recycling, or picking up garbage you find on the road.
In other news, our French teacher, Mr. Chassé has recently returned from hip surgery. As of now he has a metal hip. His surgery took place in October and he was lucky enough to recover quickly so he was able to return to us in February.
All of his French classes are finishing up their most recent unit tests. As well, his Grade 4 class has been testing out a new curriculum and is building robots. He tells us he has been teaching for 30 years, only 20 of them in Ontario and the other 10 in Alberta. We hope he continues to teach our school French for a long time!
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”