Wear It Wild - World Environment Day
The 5th June was World Environment Day (WED), which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the environment. To mark the occasion the school took part in Wear it Wild, a new campaign to raise awareness, as well as money, for the World Wildlife Fund.
Students and teachers wore animal print and paid a small donation to support this worthy cause. Some students went all out, dressing up as flamingos, frogs and the three blind mice! As a school we managed to raise over £200.
In just 45 years a lot has happened to our precious planet...
- WILDLIFE POPULATIONS AROUND THE WORLD - DOWN BY 52%
- WILDLIFE POPULATIONS IN THE TROPICS, THE BAND EITHER SIDE OF THE EQUATOR - DOWN BY 63%
However, through the work of the WWF and other conservation groups, there are signs of progress being made. £50 raised from the Wear It Wild campaign could share tools and techniques with 25 farmers in Kenya so they can protect their crops from elephants without harming them. £100 raised could buy a pair of binoculars for rangers helping to protect Amur leopards in the Russian Far East. Currently, there are only around 70 of these leopards left in the wild.
Linked to this, in July, as part of the Junior inter-departmental curriculum enrichment work, our 1st and 2nd Formers will visit Whipznade zoo. The Second Form are taking part in a workshop about ecosystems, which they have been studying in Science and Geography, whilst the 1st Form will be focusing on the ways that zookeepers enrich the habitats of the animals they are caring for.