Lutza Berkenbosch, a Grade 5 student at Columbia Park Elementary School, was one of three winners chosen from across the province in an art contest honouring National Forest Week. (Submitted)

Revelstoke student receives provincial recognition

Lutza Berkenbosch’s National Forest Week poster was one of three winners selected by FORED BC Society

A Grade 5 Columbia Park Elementary School student received provincial recognition this week.

Lutza Berkenbosch’s art poster was one of three selected by FORED BC Society (For Education about our environment and its natural resources) from hundreds of entries during a fall contest.

The annual youth poster contest is to celebrate National Forest Week. The theme this year was “Canada’s Forests–Our Stories, Our Future”.

“Young people clearly grasp the importance of forests to our lifestyle, outdoor activities, environment and economy,”said education director Victor Godin. “Each year I’m always amazed at the talent and creativity displayed by these poster winners.”

Berkenbosch created her poster of a female hiking in the forest and mountains at home following an invitation by her teacher Alison Hall.

Hall had received word of the contest and had forwarded the information on to parents.

The poster was not a class project, but students could choose to work on it in their own time.

Hall said that three of her students took part.

They were studying biodiversity and Hall had invited an expert to come and talk to the class. They walked around the playground and looked at the vegetation.

“We had forest on the brain,” she said.

Hall said that Berkenbosch is “very composed” but that when her prize, a $50 cheque, arrived, she had a “pretty big smile on her face.”

Berkenbosch will be recognized during a school assembly Friday.


 

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