Earth Day was an amazing whole school event celebrated on Friday 20 April. The awareness and understanding of how we are all part of the harmony of nature and how we can make a difference in protecting our earth was clearly evident from our Prep students to our secondary high school students. The awesome video below was created by Grace a Year 11 student and shows some of the learning engagements that took place during the day. As a result of this day our school took action.
Together we can empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of the environment was our central idea for Earth Day and what an amazing day it was.
We launched the day with a secondary assembly with guest speakers Koen and Lauretta from Fabrica De Sabao. Their enthusiasm, passion and real life stories from Luanda inspired us. Throughout the day, all of our students participated in a series of workshops which were designed to engage their thinking as global citizens.
Here are some of the engaging topics they explored: Sustainable living, Tigers and the WWF, Climate refugee simulation, Zero Trash living, Earth Day scavenger hunt, Cowspiracy, Planet Earth Cities, Trash to Toys, Deforestation, Composting, Water purification, Nature photography, Environmentally friendly food, Upcycling, Dance for Earth Day, Green Design and Making Action Happen.
The day was about seeing ourselves as agents of change so that we can each dare to make a difference to protect our planet.
We celebrated together with a whole school Earth Day Assembly with two speakers from year 9. Tori and Gaia shared the story and success behind their Community Project.
Thank you to the parents who attended our assembly and to all the teachers and students for their engagement and participation.
LIS will celebrate Earth Day on Friday 21 April 2017.
The central idea for our Earth Day celebration is: Together we can empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of the environment.
The day will start with a keynote address by Koen Verpaalen from Fabrica de Sabão (http://www.fabricadesabao.co.ao/en/ ). And will be followed by a series of workshops for students on diverse topics such as sustainable living, climate refugees and environmentally friendly food. A student media team will be taking photographs and video throughout the day which will be shared at the assembly at the end of the day.
Twitter: You can keep up to date with our learning engagements during the day by following us on Twitter #LISlearning and #Earthday2017
Library: Visit the interactive library displays and special Earth Day books. The TV screens in the library will be showing the photos of our Earth Day contest.
Clothes: Students are encouraged to wear something in celebration of Earth Day, i.e. natural dyed T-shirts, activism T-shirts, recycled clothing, something green.
The Earth Day assembly will be held at 14:10 in the big gym. There will be performances, guest speakers and students sharing their learning from the day. Parents are invited to join us.
Lunch: To reduce our carbon footprint the cafeteria will only serve vegetarian food on Friday. Students are encouraged to bring vegetarian home lunches as well.
To find out more about Earth Day visit their site http://www.earthday.org/. To find out more about disposable plastics, on of the topics we will inquire into on Earth day follow this link http://www.earthday.org/take-action/disposable-plastic/
LIS celebrated Earth Day on Friday 22 April. The day included homeroom initiatives, student led activities (for primary and secondary) and small group projects linked to global issues and the earth. Among many fun options our students made recycled rockets, created trash art, designed bird and lizard feeders and danced for the earth.
They also worked in small challenge groups across year levels to create an Earth Day LIS Ted Talk video or an Earth Day LIS Dragon’s Den Lion’s Lair video which focused on a global issue related to waste management, energy, food, conservation (habitats and living things), green areas and architecture.
We ended the day with a whole school assembly where we welcomed two guest speakers: Miguel Xavier from the Ministry of the Environment and a manatee researcher and Adjany Costa from the Okavango scientific team.