“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” -- Cree Indian proverb
With this thought in our hearts & mind, April 22nd, each year holds a very special place in the Ridge Valley School calendar. This year the Earth day was celebrated not only to raise awareness about Mother Nature’s health and the efforts being made to protect it but inspire our students to take upon themselves the task of looking after our planet,
The morning began with a special assembly in the amphitheatre conducted by students of grade 6. The Morning Prayer was followed by a short skit scripted by the students themselves. The skit revolved around a ‘Garbage Man’ who was cleaning the Earth for many years without any support of his friends and family. Mother Earth who appears in a rage of anger in front of him one day warns him that if the planet is not cleaned up in three days, it will explode. With help of his friends all over the world, the garbage man cleans up the whole planet. The skit ended with a pledge that it is now the time for us all to act and protect our planet.
This was followed by a song composed by two students of grade 6, Rohan Hopper & Anagh Singh especially for earth day. The rest of the class supported them by adding music to their song using the instruments such as drums, guitar and the Casio.
This was followed by a dance performances by the students of Grade 2 and 5 onwards on poetry (slow dance) as well as a famous Michael Jackson song dedicated to Mother Earth.
The assembly came to an end with a short speech from our principal, Mrs. Guneet Ohri, inspiring each and every student and teacher towards this great cause of being responsible for our planet.
The day saw all the classes involved in various activities related to Earth Day and the pre primary & the primary school children taking home with them, not only the message of Earth Day but a takeaway (art work /worksheet) home.
The school also celebrated the Earth Hour from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. On the 22nd of April 2015. Parents were requested to switch off lights at home to further the importance of saving electricity and create awareness about Earth Hour.