We’ve got the whole world in our hands

Friday 3 June, 2016

Pymble girls and staff showed the world that they care and are aware in a number of activities leading up to the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June.

On Wednesday 1 June, during Combined Assembly for Years 7 to 12, Sustainability Captains Alina Alikhan and Aubrey Wood outlined the importance of supporting initiatives to stop the illegal trade in wild life – the theme for WED this year.

Guest speaker, Alicia Scott from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) reinforced the absolute imperative for young people to take action and get involved to stop the inevitable change to our world. During lunchtime on the same day our committed Keen Green Beans in Years 7 to 12, our Sustainability representatives and our two hardworking captains, Aubrey and Alina conducted food audits across the Secondary School. House points were awarded for ‘Nude lunches’ and lucky raffle tickets were given out for all those making an effort to bring less packaging to school.

On Thursday 2 June, students attended an awareness session and discussion in the Middle School learning areas about the illegal trade in rhinoceros and elephants.

On Friday 3 June, the entire school was invited to join in and sign, draw or write messages on large canvasses to express their support for the United Nations’ initiative to stop illegal trade in endangered animals and their body parts.

A number of students gathered to form the letters WED for World Environment Day and tossed our ‘fragile’ world in the air on a parachute to symbolise the fragility of animals and our planet.

Well done to Pymble students for getting behind World Environment Day on 6 June and sending the message that enough is enough!