GUELPH, Ontario – Young students in Guelph are learning about the importance of clean water and the need to respect, thank and love our water.
The grade 1 and 2 students at Victory Public School are participating in the Water Friendship Project.
The school is working with local artist and retired teacher Christine Bretherick who brought the project to the school. Bretherick also secured Ontario Trillium Foundation funding for the project through the Great Lakes Commons, a group of people and organizations who are trying to teach water protection and preservation.
Over a few weeks, Bretherick and Victory PS teachers are speaking to students about local waterways, explaining how the rivers we know in Guelph are connected to other bodies of water far away.