Students raise concerns about forest sale

Grade 2 students express opinions on sale of forest in Glen Valley.

Editor: Our Grade 2 class has been participating in the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge. Students across Canada have taken the challenge to increase their energy awareness and to share their knowledge with the country.

One of the challenges was to choose an article in our local paper and respond to it. The children chose to respond to articles in The Times about the land in Glen Valley that council considered selling. Please find attached a couple of letters:

I am writing in response to a newspaper article we read. I disagree with Township council because there are trees providing oxygen and endangered animals living there.

The animals will lose their home and their food and we will lose some oxygen. I don’t want to live in a world with less animals. Please do not build houses there.

Levi, Pavit and Nicole

I am writing about the article on Glen Valley, because they are wanting to cut down too many trees.

I disagree with selling the land because they are cutting the trees down. I do not want to follow this idea.

Our aboriginal people think the land and forest are important.

Colton, Ken, Vincent and Freyja

I am writing in response to a newspaper story, where they want to sell the land to raise money to use to make a rec centre.

I disagree with this because there are animals living there. They will lose their homes, because you are cutting down the trees, and also it’s bad. Trees give you oxygen.

Please never sell the land.

Destiny, Genna and Chance

Thank you for considering these letters from the students for publication.

Bonnie Cunningham,

Langley Meadows Elementary

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