On Friday 21st April 2017, pupils from our school celebrated Earth Day.
Throughout the afternoon, children completed a range of activities which included revamping our garden area and enjoying inspiring talks from leading charities.
In the Rainbow Room, children completed a sensory activity based on understanding what the world looks like using a range of materials.
Pupils in the Acorn Room put the 3R’s into practise by reusing scrap paper and recycling what could no longer be used!
Children in Reception were inspired by Leonardo Dicaprio and his passion to educate the world of the effects of Climate Change. The children wrote sentences about how we can help the planet.
In Year One, created Earth wreaths to celebrate the day and understand how every hand can help. Children made individual pledges to the Earth by writing how they can help the Earth. A child in 1C pledged to not waste food and another pledged to always pick up their rubbish.
In Year Two, pupils were inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and helped with the mission to plant 7.8 million trees by 2020 by planting flowers outside each classroom and individual plants to take care of at home.
Year Three, enjoyed a talk by WaterAid, where they learnt all about how reliant we are on water and how people around the world do not have easy access to a basic human right. Children also read and summarised a story based on a community living in the Amazon Rainforest and how deforestation threatens their way of life.
Year Four revamped our garden area and planted flowers to help the environment. Children were also inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe and sketched various flowers.
Year Five enjoyed a talk from a volunteer at Oxfam. Children learnt all about how people around the world live and how climate change affects them. Children also created ‘green’ inventions, which would help the everyone in the world to use less energy.
Year Six used images of places around the world, which have been severely affected Climate Change, to create tweets summarising what the image encompasses in less than 140 characters. Please go to our school twitter page to see them. Look out for the pupils artwork based on British artist, David Hockney in the next coming weeks.
To spread the message of Recyling, Reusing and Reducing our carbon footprints. Children were set a homework project, where they were tasked with becoming Earth warriors by keeping a journal about doing simple things, which many of us take for granted everyday. Tasks included: turning off the lights when leaving a room, turning off the tap when brushing your teeth and using both sides of a piece of paper. See below a winning entry from Oliwia in 6D.
Remember the three important R’s: Recycle, Reduce and Reuse