Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Crack in the Pavement

I found these cute short docs over at the National Film Board {of Canada} webby and thought that some of our readers might enjoy them as well. :)

A Crack in the Pavement is a two-part video set that shows children, teachers and parents how they can work together to 'green' their school grounds and make positive changes in their communities.

A Crack in the Pavement: Growing Dreams This short documentary shows initiatives kids take to transform bare pavement into dream schoolyards. Some grow trees for shade, and vegetables for a food bank. Others build a greenhouse or a rooftop garden, while others yet construct a courtyard pond as an outdoor classroom and refuge for wildlife.

A Crack in the Pavement: Digging In This short documentary follows students from Toronto's Jesse Ketchum School as they take steps towards the greening of their schoolyard. Along the way they get how-to advice and inspiration from kids across the country; from Pauline Public School, where students raised $10,000, to Broadacres School, where a family of wild ducks found a home in their pond.



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Lilac SilverFox said...

Wow!! How inspiring!!

nefaeria said...

Indeed! :D

Bek said...

Aw these are great videos and the kids are so candid and knowledgeable. We're in the process of doing this where I work, but I'm not allowed to talk about it online (it's in my contract!) which is a shame as I'm just bursting!!

nefaeria said...

Oh how awesome! I can't wait to hear more about it when you are allowed to discuss it {IF that is ever the case of course!}. :D