Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest! For their fantastic (and catchy!) video, the grand-prize goes to the talented students from École Antoine-Roy in Gaspé, Quebec. Not only did they produce an amazing video about Forillon National Park and a series of ‘making of’ videos‘, they also succeeded in engaging their entire community in the contest. They garnered the support of a car dealership, a radio station and many other groups in their community.
Nature Canada is proud partner in this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. The contest is open to any grade 8 class (secondary 2 in Quebec). The grand prize includes a four-day all-expenses-paid trip to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse national historic sites near Victoria, BC.
The lucky grand-prize winners will kayak the emerald waters Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and go on amazing beach adventures to observe the wildlife that make this beautiful place their home. Students will also live the life of a World War I or II soldier at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, connect with the traditions of local First Nations, tour Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site after-dark and sleep under the stars in Parks Canada’s new oTENTik camping experience.
The grand prize includes meals, accommodation and return airfare to and from Victoria for a class of up to 30 students and their chaperones. There are also many other great prizes to win, including field trips and gift packages for runners up.
For their admirable submissions, the Grade 8 classes from Toronto Waldorf School, Montague Intermediate and Northside Christian School are the winners of the runners up prizes. The runners up win local field trips and gift packages. Honourable mentions go out to the Grade 8 and secondaire 2 classes from Pavillon la Citadelle, Cedarview Middle School, École Carrefour de l’Acadie, Glashan Public School and Father Mercredi Community School.
This contest is made possible by the partnership of Nature Canada, Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Historica Canada with the support of Air Canada.
Watch the video that was awarded the grand-prize this year.