Good afternoon Parents and Carers,
Reflections on the Week...
The focus across the school this week was on Earth Day, which takes place tomorrow, on Saturday 22nd April. This is a subject of such significance right now and a subject that so many of our children feel so passionately about and rightly so. Please click here to watch a short video all about Earth Day 2023.
'Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.'
Classroom activities linked to Earth Day have been taking place across the school this week; from digital posters, to learning about our world through the creation of magnificent artwork and from pledges to invest in our planet on a personal level to making bug hotels and planting sunflower seeds. You can see some of the Earth Day learning and activities that have been taking place this week by clicking here. Finally, here are some of the thoughts from children across the school regarding Earth Day and its importance...
'Don't waste water and don't waste paper'
'Don't put any litter on the earth because it will make the earth not very nice. You should pick up all the litter and put it in the recycling!'
'We should put less plastic in the ocean because it's bad for the fish and the turtles and life in the water will die'
'Plant more plants and trees, because trees give us oxygen. Stop cutting trees down, because we won't be able to breathe if they all get cut down'
'You need to help the planet, so you save it for other generations and make sure it is still here'
'Earth Day is a special day when you help the earth and try to make our environment a better place'
'Earth Day is a time to celebrate all of the good things on earth, but also a time when we can all reflect on how we can make things better. We could use less paper and plastic. We could stop using single-use items and not use things we don't really need and things that cause damage to the environment. It is a good time, as children, to think about how much we are being left with to fix because we don't want to pass this on to the next generation'
I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable weekend ahead!
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