Revitalization earns national recognition
The revitalization project of the courtyard at Brooks Junior High School earned a runner-up place in Learning for a Sustainable Future's Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability. Eric Hugill, project leader and teacher at BJHS, applied to the organization for funding and was automatically entered for the national contest. Along with Justin Graham, also a BJHS teacher, and a group of students the courtyard has been transformed into a place staff and students cannot wait to use as a social and learning area.
After the initial clean up they built sheds, a large raised flower bed, benches and picnic tables, have painted the walls and planted fruits and vegetables.
The funds received will go toward building a drip irrigation system that will run rainwater into the fruit, vegetables and flowers.