The elementary students in all grades were very busy this past week with events promoting conservation of the earth and reducing human impact on the environment. This included performing a play about saving a rainforest tree, not using electricity for an hour, encouraging people to reduce their use of plastic bottles and bags, celebrating trees, etc. The grade 1 students did a school community service announcement on SOIS News Station to encourage students to recycle their PET bottles and caps.
I really sense that the ideas of sustainability and becoming more earth friendly in our lifestyles resonated with both students and teachers. We plan to do more in these areas at SOIS.
One note, the video ends with a Japanese version of “rock, scissors, paper” which is a tradition with SNS and a positive way to start the school day.