Students at Valley View Elementary have been challenged to create saleable products from recycled and repurposed goods — which they will exhibit and sell at the school on Wednesday, May 9.
Three classes of Grade 6/7 students received tips from Gayle Bates, the waste reduction educator at the Comox Valley Regional District, enabling them to select, create and market ‘green’ products.
Students are participating in a Junior Achievement British Columbia (JABC) program called Business of Our Own, where they choose, finance, market and sell a product of their choice within a four-week period.
Along with Bates, Courtenay professionals and business owners have shared life and work experience with the students. They include Jenny Deters, Design Therapy; Erika Nessman, BMO; and Coralee Katzberg, Freedom 55.
The sale days runs from 12:45 – 2:30 p.m. at the Valley View gym, 2300 Valley View Dr. in Courtenay. A portion of proceeds from the sale will go to a charity of the students’ choosing.