Earth Day is about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet by finding practical ways to protect the environment at home, at work, and beyond: recycling, planting trees, saving energy, and so on. It is celebrated worldwide on April 22 as a conscious reminder of how fragile our planet is and how important it is to protect it.
Our students celebrated Earth Day’s 50th anniversary with songs, posters, messages, and other activities that reminded us the importance of taking care of our home planet. Our school’s Instagram was filled with incredible messages from our kids promoting sustainable practices to protect Earth.
On April 24 some of our high school students will join Greta Thurnberg’s world-wide movement on Climate Change with posters and messages. We hope to raise awareness within our community on ways to implement eco-friendly practices that aim to protect our environment.
Our students in grades 10 and 11 were also involved in the English class project Trash to Treasure. In this activity, they had the opportunity to make crafts by reusing or recycling items they could find at home, such as paper, glass, plastic, among others. Here are some of their final work which shows how creativity transforms our waste into useful or attractive items as we protect our planet.