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Art And Craft Colour Davuilevu Methodist

Students from Davuilevu Methodist Primary School dedicated an entire week to mark World Environment Week.
11 Jun 2022 11:40
Art And Craft Colour Davuilevu Methodist
Davuilevu Methodist Primary School Year Seven students with their display to mark World Environment Day. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Students from Davuilevu Methodist Primary School dedicated an entire week to mark World Environment Week.

Head of School Matai Beci said the school was part of the health-promoting school programme, and it was critical to share on the importance of the environment.

He said the week-long programme allowed the students to take part in a poster and model competition.

“Students learn better when it’s done in a creative manner: the children were allowed to move around and learn,” Mr Beci said.

“It’s an ongoing reminder to the children about the importance of saving ‘Mother Nature’.”

He said the school was fortunate to have parents who had contributed towards the Environment Week programme.

“After the COVID-19 pandemic, it became difficult for some families to shop for children’s uniforms. So, instead of discarding all the clothes and school uniforms, they sell them during the environment week,” he said.

“We also have children in this school who come from informal settlements, they don’t always have proper uniforms.”

The parents sold the uniforms for less than a dollar, which was used by the school’s club later.

“We use the money to buy paint and then the students from the club do creative and educational writings on the wall,” the school head said.

Year Seven student Shivanjeeta Simran Narayan said she was fascinated about what the environment offered to us and through the week’s celebration, she learnt a lot more.

She believes it’s her duty to start looking after the environment well for a better future.

“The environment provides us with oxygen and food so I always try to take good care of the plants around me,” she said.

“I want all the students to learn the importance of the environment and start taking good care of it, plant trees as well as dispose rubbish properly.”

Another student, Aarna Mehta, said she did her model to demonstrate the need for using recycle, reuse and reduce methods.

“We can protect the environment by recycling the bottle caps. That way we can make something beautiful out of it,” the eight-year-old said.

She also learnt how our surroundings could be protected better.

The theme for the school’s environment week was ‘Living in Harmony with Mother Nature

 

Feedback: nolishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj



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