Grade 3 students Reem, Ayan, and Seth from Alvin Buckwold — along with Lakeridge Grade 7 students Nuala, Neha, Radinsa, and Marlee — were recognized during an unveiling June 23. The winning artwork will be displayed on the side of 10 buses traveling across Saskatoon throughout the summer.
"It is such an exciting opportunity for Saskatoon Transit to partner with the elementary schools on this project. These students should feel very proud and honoured when they see their artwork driving past on the side of a bus this summer," said Tracey Davis, acting director, Saskatoon Transit.
The winning pieces were chosen through a collaboration with Wendy Paterson, the Remai Modern's learning program coordinator, who judged the submissions based on how well they reflected the "active transportation" theme.
"Congratulations to these students for showcasing the benefits of active transportation and exhibiting what it means to be environmentally responsible citizens," said Superintendent Nicola Bishop-Yong with Saskatoon Public Schools.
"Through our 'Move to Grow' initiative, our school division encourages students to pursue active transportation and make mindful choices that support their well-being, community, and world. I am proud of all the students who took part in this contest and expressed the importance of being community-minded stewards of the environment."