- Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) - http://www.hpedsb.on.ca -

Local students learn about health and water

October is water month at participating elementary schools!

Hastings County and Prince Edward County join 44 other communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge [1]. The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is partnering with local elementary schools to promote water consumption in schools. Local schools have demonstrated their commitment to promoting a healthy, supportive environment for their students by taking the Healthy Kids School Pledge! As a part of this Pledge, over 7,500 students at participating schools in Hastings County and Prince Edward County will take part in Water Month.

Water Month will be dedicated to promoting water as the beverage of choice among students to stay healthy and hydrated! The goal of this initiative is to increase student awareness about the importance of drinking water. [1] More information can be found in the HPEDSB Home-School Connections newsletter (Pdf). [2]

All elementary schools throughout Hastings County and Prince Edward County will receive a variety of items to support Water Month implementation and participating schools will host a water month launch party assembly, featuring an educational video, a presentation by a school champion and a flavoured water tasting booth.

HPEDSB schools participating in Water Month:

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]