Earth Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd April and is aimed at raising awareness of pollution and deforestation, this year’s being Invest in Our Planet.
Pupils from Year 6 to Year 8 donned their gloves, armed themselves with rubbish bags and set off to collect litter from the roadside outside the College grounds. Upon completing a sweep of the road, the pupils headed to the end of the road to plant trees to help with soil erosion. The pupils were able to see the impact of human activities on the environment and the importance of disposing of your rubbish properly.
Pupils from Year 3 to Year 5 headed to our onsite organic farm, Barton Farm, where they helped with the weeding and planting whilst learning about the different types of fruit and vegetables that are growing there and the importance of organic farming. Afterwards, they took a short walk from Barton Farm to the MCM Lake where they discovered entirely different ecosystems and biodiversity, all without leaving the College grounds. Through these activities, the pupils were able to understand the importance of maintaining and protecting different habitats as they were able to see the vast amount of wildlife that lives and thrives in both.
The Earth Day celebrations were a great success with the pupils learning about the importance of protecting the environment and investing in the world that we inhabit.