Our school-specific initiative promotes water sustainability and healthy lifestyles amongst the student body and our partnerships within the cycling community. This eco-friendly movement has been a cross-curricular mandate with members of the Science, Math, English, ESL, Bike program and Arts coming together as one collective group. This "Entrepreneurial Thinking” program is used to better equip a generation with progressive thinking strategies and goal orientated skill sets for a successful future. In its ever expanding journey to become one of the TDSB’s most eco-friendly schools, Central Toronto Academy is spearheading a movement to ban disposable water bottles from the grounds by providing reusable canisters and clean-drinking/water refillable stations.
Progress to date:
Planning session with all the stakeholders took place back in November 2014
Surveys have been distributed, water has been tested and research to install water fountains has been conducted.
Student designed water canisters will be sold as part of CTA’s MaRS Institutes for Entrepreneurial Thinking Pilot project.
Reusable water bottles are to be distributed school-wide following an informative kick-off assembly/water bottle launch.
CTA drama students collaborated with First Nations artist Krtistine White from Clay and Paper Theatre to create large-scale puppets and coral scripts. They will be using their creations to dramatize First Nations water legends. Art students are working alongside First Nations artist Phillip Cote to create a visual installation.
The Music Department and Film Club will also be providing entertainment. A percentage of proceeds of water bottle sales will be going towards High Park’s Nature Centre.
Learning outcomes to celebrate: to promote water sustainability and healthy lifestyles amongst the student body and our partnerships within the cycling community.