This Friday (March 27th) we will be holding our annual Green Day in the Primary School. In some year groups, learning about this year’s theme will begin on Thursday.
This year we are focussing upon WATER. Our Green Day will begin with a special assembly which you are very welcome to attend at the usual time of 08:45 in the Main Hall. In our assembly we will find out about the importance of water and, of course, we will join together to sing our beautiful and uplifting Green Day song, thinking as we do so about our role as global citizens.
Why does BVIS Primary hold Green Day?
Firstly, Green Day helps us to develop many of our BVIS core values. For example, as global citizens we learn about daily life in other countries. We reflect upon the challenges facing people here in Vietnam and around the world. We learn to care for and respect our local environment. We also use our enquiry skills to find out about key issues affecting our planet Earth.
Secondly, BVIS belongs to “Eco-Schools”. “Eco-Schools” is an international award programme that supports schools to make sustainability an integral part of school life. The Eco-Schools programme helps to enhance our curriculum and gets the whole school united behind important issues. “Eco-Schools” aims to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in school can be followed through into homes and communities.
How can you support your child?
1. Help them to remember to wear green on Friday along with BVIS staff and children.
2. Discuss the importance of water. Talk about how you use water in your home and daily lives. Discuss how to avoid wasting water in your home.
3. After Green Day, help your child to consolidate their learning by asking them about their day’s activities. You may like to explore the class’ theme further online with your child as there are many helpful websites available.
Ms Rosy Clark, Primary Headteacher