THE BANDA SCHOOL NEWS

Environment Week 2015

“WE OWE IT TO OURSELVES AND TO THE NEXT GENERATION TO CONSERVE THE ENVIRONMENT SO THAT WE CAN BEQUEATH OUR CHILDREN A SUSTAINABLE WORLD THAT BENEFITS ALL.” - Prof. Wangari Maathai

Conservation and Recycling were the main themes in this year’s Environment Week, which was marked just before Easter.

From paper and plastic, our creative pupils made coasters, footballs, hanging gardens and an array of toys.

We had speakers from Ocean Sole and Hands Off Our Elephants, who impacted all our pupils on the meaning of conservation and showed them how each of them can participate.

Hands Off Our Elephants is a campaign under a charity called Wildlife Direct. It brings together African leaders in the fight against poaching.

Julie Church from Ocean Sole made some fantastic sea creatures with Pegasus. These colourfulcrafts come with an important message about marine conservation.

Each class planted a tree and created some fantastic message boards portraying an environmental issue.

The climax of all these events was our Bike-a-thon. The children and bikes were creatively dressed for the event. While some children cycled round the field, others made a huge 'Hands Off Our Elephants' banner. The Bike-a-thon raised Ksh. 772,400 towards conservation efforts in Kenya!

A big applause to all pupils for participating in all the events and our sincere gratitude to all parents and staff who sponsored riders for the bike-a-thon.


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