Blackie School Students Caring for the Environment


Five Grade 7/8 boys at Blackie School have advanced to the top ten of the “Caring for our Watersheds Contest”; a curriculum-based environmental competition that encourages youth to improve their local watersheds. Students are invited to write proposals outlining a realistic solution to address an environmental concern.

Students Caring for our WatershedsThe boys advanced to the presentation round in Calgary at Ralph Klein Park on April 25th where competed for a total of $6,000 to help fund their ideas.

  • In 4th place and winning $700: Nicholas Locken and Brayden Brausse for their Microbeads project
  • In 8th place and winning $400: Riley Tirkaylo for “Turn Out The Lights And Join The Dark Side”
  • In 10th place and winning $300: Shane Hudson for his Compost Waste Management project

The Blackie students are so passionate and committed to marketing their idea that they have already presented to several local organizations and the M.D. of Foothills, which awarded them with a $1,100 contribution towards Blackie School’s “Green Day” event on June 1st.

Learn more about Caring for Our Watersheds here