Some students and teachers in Saskatchewan have been given a healthy boost this year, after 10 schools have won $10,000 in the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge.
It’s a competition open to all schools in the province, giving the students a chance to get creative when it comes to projects focused on good nutrition.
Kelly Berlinic is the spokesperson for the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge. She says the aim of this challenge is to not only help the students, but schools, too.
“Schools are doing a lot of fantastic work around creating healthy environments for their students, but — as with all organizations — it’s very hard to tap into the funds they need to take it to the next level,” said Berlinic.
Berlinic says the schools use their winnings to finish their projects.
Listed below are the winners:
She says kids are genuinely creative when they craft their projects for this challenge. Some of them have included building school and community gardens, improving food safety, and learning how to purchase kitchen equipment.
Berlinic adds that the schools use their winnings to finish their projects.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association says opportunities like this make a difference for families, children and teachers.