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EARTH CLUB MAKING AN IMPACT
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Last month, the King George Earth Club built a giant model showcasing Haikus written by students about climate change and how it affects us and our surroundings. This art piece replicates Canada’s Artic and takes aim at major polluters.
Climate change is a major issue obviously and passionate students are trying to fight back against it. We often join protests at the Vancouver Art Gallery demanding the government to do more about the issue.
Thanks to the Earth Club, King George has taken steps to reduce our carbon footprint such as trying to eliminate single use plastics such as coffee cups.
For $7 students can buy a reusable, high-quality coffee mug. One step at a time, King George secondary is cutting its carbon footprint.
ANNUAL SCHOOL PLAY
A Murder Mystery Comedy
This year's annual school play is actually a popular and long-running soap opera, The Bold, The Young and the Murdered. This Murder Mystery Comedy stars a villainous old man and has cast members and producers dying rapidly.
Can the heroes discover the murderer before the cast is killed off?
The play runs May 7 to 10 at King George School. For more information see this month’s “That’s Entertainment” (second item listed).
THE RETURN OF METAL WORK?
This term, with the help of generous sponsors, the King George Technical Studies Program is making Copper Pipe Lamps.
Students start by creating a concrete mold out of wood and then cutting copper pipes. Students then solder pipes together using a portable gas torch. Next, they mix a solution into the concrete and pour it into the mold. Lastly, students install wiring and complete their Copper Pipe Lamps.
Back in the 70s and 80’s, King George had a full-time metalwork program. However, I’m told it was cancelled due to a lack of funding and space. A similar thing happened to other shop programs including auto and bike.
Students like myself just want to thank the passionate work of current Tech Ed/Woodwork teacher, J. Au.
SECOND ANNUAL TRIATHLON
For the second year in a row, many KG students are participating in the school's triathlon. This is happening during the final week of classes. Everyone heads down to Second Beach and either cheers on or participates.
Triathletes first show their swimming skills in Second Beach Pool, doing laps in the deep end. Finally, participants bike around beautiful Stanley Park.
INTO THE ARCHIVES
This month’s King George Archives photo shows the science department in the current building around 1970-71. The teacher in the classroom appears to be in the front of the shot with students planning an experiment in the back. For more information about our school's archives, you can visit the display under the staircase at the West End Community Center.