St. Anne School

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School Name: St. Anne School, Saskatoon

Grade: Grade 7 and 8

Campaign Name: Carbon, consumption, ecology, sustainability, and economics

Campaign Description: The grade 7 and 8 students at St. Anne School created an original play called Big P’Looter Inc and the Council of Beings. The story is set in 2055 and the developer from Big P’Looter Inc has used the entire boreal forest in the production of the “Snark” which in 2015 was the latest in technology and fashion. Through the play we see how advertizing created a buying frenzy which worked by creating perceived and planned obsolescence. The characters tell the story of the economy and the role of government and peaceful protest. Fortunately, with the help of the Council of Beings, which are spirit animals from the forest, a group of students are able to go back in time to change the course of history. They teach the developer ways to put the environment before profit, and include sustainable practice in their company. The coolest part is that they are able to save the boreal forest and still make a profit. The students created original songs with a strong message. The play is packed full of facts that teach the viewing public about the importance of carbon sequestration, the biodiversity in the soil, and the balance between all living creatures. Students worked with artists to create the songs, dances, and a mural backdrop. The play was co-written by Jennifer Gallays, Elizabeth Bekolay, and Jordan Schultz for this project, and was performed on Earth Day. The message of the play is to cut consumption, think about the fact that their is no such thing as throwing something “away”, to reduce, reuse, recycle, and the power of alternative energies. The play also explains he importance of the boreal forest in our fight agains climate change. The message was meant to be informative and inspiring.

Documents: Click HERE to see the full-size document.

Click HERE to see the coverage on Global News Saskatoon.