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Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge
Centennial ’67 Public School Wins Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge
Posted on 05/04/2018
Centennial '67 Public School Students Win Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge

May 4, 2018 (Spencerville, ON) - Centennial ’67 Public School has earned the $10,000 first prize in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge. 

Under the leadership of Centennial ’67 School Council Co-Chairs Eva Parker and Amanda Fitzgerald, the council organized the school and community to collect more than 48,840 batteries, filling more than 20 drums for recycling.

Principal Debra Schouten said the challenge helped improve students’ understanding of the value of recycling to preserve our resources.  

“I think our students became aware of what they need to do to preserve the planet,” said Schouten. “They learned to value the contribution each child can make.” 

The school council plans to use the money to fund a new play structure. 

The Challenge ran from October until April and involved more than 100 elementary and secondary schools, all vying to see who could collect and recycle the most primary, single-use batteries used during the school year.

For more information, please call: 

Debra Schouten
Centennial ’67 Public School
(613) 658-3114

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