“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” —John James Audubon
Ridge Valley School celebrated Earth Day on 21st April 2017. Grade IX children commemorated the day by putting up a special assembly and performed a ‘Nukkad Natak’ on the need of the hour – ‘To save what is left of the Earth.’
The school invited a guest speaker on this occasion, Ms. Poornima Sarvargaonkar , an avid environmentalist, to encourage the students to recycle the waste in their homes and gave a demo on ‘ Composting in an Apartment’. The session was very interactive with the students learning to segregate the waste and how to make compost in an earthen pot using decomposable material. But the most important message taken home by the children was the need for each one to do their bit for Mother Earth, which was portrayed beautifully through a story from the Panchatantra, which the children instantly related to.
Primary School students watched an informative presentation on waste management at home. The objective of this presentation was to build their awareness and sensitivity towards their city and planet. An experience of a ‘nature trail ‘at RVS, gave the children a close experience to observe their school environment closely.
The message of garbage segregation was reinforced by the guest speaker, Ms. Poornima, post the session. The story of the cuckoo bird reiterated the belief that small efforts can lead to a big change. The students got hands on experience of segregation and took home the message of ‘Need to recycle and Reduce Waste’.