19 April, 2024

Earth Day 2024

Earth Day 2024 - Earth Day 2024

April 22nd marks Earth Day, which is an annual international event. Its aim is to raise awareness of our planet and the environmental challenges it faces. The first-ever Earth Day was held in 1970, and since then, it has been recognised by more than a billion people around the world. It is an opportunity for people to show their support for the environment and come together to take action to help protect the Earth. We would like to invite you to engage in some discussions with your children regarding Earth Day. The Social Impact team of Nord Anglia has prepared a short guide for you to help you get involved: Earth Day 2024 (canva.com)

We will also run a range of Earth Day-themed activities in school.

In the primary school, we will be celebrating by dressing up in Earth Week themed clothing on Monday 22nd April. The Changemakers will introduce Earth Week in our assemblies and they have organised lunchtime activities all week, including the opportunity to plant a seed. Morning check-ins will focus on child environmental activists who are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in different parts of the world, such as Maya Penn who, aged 8, started her own eco-friendly clothing company and Hasan & Shireen Zafar, who started The Street School in Pakistan to help children who were not able to attend school, when they were just 14 & 12. There will be animals on display in the auditorium, as we will have a live webcam from the South African savannahs streaming during the day. We will also celebrate the dioramas and Minecraft endangered animal habitats that have been submitted by our students.

In the secondary school, we have advertised a Nature Photography Competition and received an astonishing number of 107 entries. The winners will be advertised during our special Earth Day assembly next week. Students will also have a chance to engage in some environmental-themed discussions during tutor time and touch base on topics like endangered species and plastic pollution in their lessons.


Blanka Lango & Lesley McDonald