Lindsay Park Elementary scores big in Green Games

Three awards and $2500 in prize money for their sun hunters project.

Mayor Don McCormick explains the Sun Mine to Lindsay Park students.

Mayor Don McCormick explains the Sun Mine to Lindsay Park students.

Lindsay Park Elementary is continuing its winning ways with the BC Green Games, picking up three awards and $2500 in prize money for their sun hunters project.

Lindsay Park won the Energy Prize  for turning the science behind solar energy into a school-wide science, technology, engineering, art and math project.

They also picked up  recognition in the Viewer’s Choice award, gaining 13,394 votes, and were winners in the Elementary Schools category.

Lindsay Park’s project was tied to 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.

“It’s pretty cool,” said teacher Marlene Driscoll. “The City was our mentor through the whole project.”

As for the prize money, it will go towards the solar panel for the green house.

“We really hope to have this solar panel happen,” Driscoll said. “This was a project that involved the whole school, all the students and staff. But it really was spearheaded by Doreen Sharpe.”

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

Congratulations to Lindsay Park, students and staff.