Garden of Possibility
Here Comes the Sun

Garden Theatre

BP A+ for Energy logo

BP’s A+ for Energy program awards Alberta and Northwest Territories teachers grants of up to $10,000 to help them bring creative energy education projects to life in the classroom.

Mrs Bingley (Grade 5) and Ms Phelan (Grade 1) teamed up to apply for a grant and Ms Lana (Drama Specialist) applied for one too. Both proposals won grants for an amazing total of $19,000. The funds are being used to create the Garden of Possibility and the Here Comes the Sun garden theatre. The combined projects link to energy knowledge and conservation.

Here is the link to read Mrs Bingley/Ms Phelan’s application and here is the link to Ms Lana’s.

To stay up to date about what the students are learning or to see photos, follow the Garden of Possibility blog here.

“Return of the Sun” Assembly
May 19, 2016

The “Return of the Sun” assembly included the ribbon cutting and official opening of the new garden. BP employee and RVS parent, Alison Davis, cut the ribbon for us. BP employee and RVS parent Tony Deakin gave a small speech at the assembly and an announcement:

For the third year in a row, RVS has been fortunate to receive a grant from the BP A+ for Energy program. This is our fourth grant in three years!

We have received $9000 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Here is an excerpt from our winning proposal:

“Our project focuses on a deep understanding of energy, and the need for awareness and conservation of this resource. Through a variety of hands-on experiences, field trips, and connections with experts, students will be introduced to the concept of consumption and the integral role that energy plays in our everyday lives.

Students will understand that energy is all around us and is needed for the wind to blow, the plants to grow, and electricity to flow. Students will investigate the role that energy plays in the cradle-to-grave cycle (production, consumption, and disposal) of several categories of waste, such as paper, plastic, beverage containers, and food. Grade 4 and 5 students will be active leaders in our school’s mission to promote energy awareness as well as the need to conserve energy through the lens of the four R’s: reducing, reusing, recycling, and rotting (composting).”

Garden of Possibility

Garden of Possibility - River Valley Scool, Calgary, Canada

Ribbon Cutting

Garden of Possibility ribbon cutting - River Valley Scool, Calgary, Canada

bp grant number four!

Garden of Possibility Grant - River Valley Scool, Calgary, Canada