Cleaning up shorelines, canoeing and understanding how our environment has been impacted by pollution are a few things our Wildlife Environmental Group at North Star Academy were exposed to during the Great Canadian Shoreline’s Youth Cleanup week, a movement where student communities from all around the world clean up local shorelines from polluted materials. Our students took the initiative to embed themselves in nature and removed the garbage around a local shoreline in Parc des Milles Iles in St-Rose, Laval. Through trekking to a shoreline on canoes, to cleaning up washed up plastic bottles and reflecting on how careless littering works, it is rewarding to see how aware the environmental group has become and how motivated they stand on making a difference. Another year, a sixth successful cleanup of various disposed of metals, glass bottles and plastic bags. Our Wildlife Environmental Group believes that change begins with action and that is exactly what is done at North Star Academy through preserving our environment and giving back to our local community.
On May 4th, our secondary one students will visit the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre. The guided tour will inform students about the events that lead up to the Holocaust, how the tragedy unfolded, and how WWII and the Holocaust were brought to an end. This information will prepare students for their study of the novel A Boy in Striped Pajamas, a gut-wrenching story that follows the lives of two young boys living in this dark period in history.