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In for the win

  • Jun 30, 2012
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St. Mark’s School’s grade 2/3 class proudly demonstrates some of the hard work that earned them the Elementary Grand Prize Expand Image

From St. Mark’s School in King’s Cove, N.L., to Sir William Osler School in Vancouver, members of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and Shell Canada travelled across the country to celebrate the winners of the inaugural Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC).

“The students’ excitement was overwhelming,” says RCGS educational consultant Ellen Curtis. “They have become true advocates for environmental education, and their teachers can attest to that.” All six winning schools were visited, the students and teachers were congratulated, and a prize banner was awarded to each to display their energy-saving achievement.

The CEDC, a partnership between Canadian Geographic and Shell Canada, is an educational competition aimed at raising energy awareness in Canadian schools.

Registration for the second CEDC, which will begin in the winter of 2012, will be open in September. For more information on the 2012 winners and next year’s competition, visit


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