Kimberley students become sun hunters for Green Games

Lindsay Park School goes for another Green Games win

Lindsay Park students learned about the Sun Mine from Mayor Don McCormick and Director of Economic Development Kevin Wilson.

Lindsay Park students learned about the Sun Mine from Mayor Don McCormick and Director of Economic Development Kevin Wilson.

Lindsay Park Elementary has a reputation as a ‘green’ school and a history of awards from BC Hydro’s yearly Green Games.

This year, the school is going for the Green Games again, and the students have become “Sun Hunters”.

Classes have been involved in various solar projects, from sun-inspired art to mapping how much sun Kimberley gets over the course of 100 days.

It was all inspired by Kimberley’s Sun Mine. With BC’s largest solar farm right here in town, it lined up perfectly to learn more about solar energy and even fundraise to purchase a solar panel to power their greenhouse.

The students had visits from Mayor Don McCormick and the City’s Director of Economic Development Kevin Wilson, who explained more about the Sun Mine to them.

The whole school worked together, completing a variety of projects, to create a submission video for BC Hydro’s Green Games.

You can check out the video and vote for Lindsay Park at www.greengames.ca

The students have a Go Fund Me campaign at https://www.gofundme.com/bdxjvj6s to raise funds for the solar panel and so far have raised over $700.

Lindsay Park hopes to be one of 10 elementary schools in British Columbia to win the contest and receive a $1,000 prize.

Online voting continues through the month of March. Please support Lindsay Park School. Go to www.greengames.ca and vote.