Tackling Food Waste

On Friday, Junior School students took part in a 'Food Waste Challenge' spearheaded by the Grade 5 Environmental Officers. As part of the challenge, they had to try to waste as little food as possible at lunchtime by following the 'take what you want but eat what you take' idea. Students had to dispose of any food waste at the end of their meal into a bin designated for their House and overseen by one of the Officers. In total, Junior School wasted only 495 grams of food, and the House rankings were:

Waudby: 219 grams
Young and Hamber: 119 grams
Richardson: 38 grams

Congratulations to everyone who participated on doing such a great job, and in particular to Richardson House for an impressively low amount of food waste!
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St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.