Another Successful Community Action Day!
Article by: Pim Phuriviwat aged 10.
Edited by: Ewen Mcleish
The second Community Action Day (CAD) took place on 7th October 2019 with many schools and organisations coming together with the same goal; to try and prevent further damage to our beloved home.
21 schools (including STA 71, the hosts), and 18 green organisations spent the whole day educating and collaborating with each other about how we could improve the way we live. They worked as a team to find ways to help enhance the world by learning from inspirational people and organisations, as well as communicating with other schools to share ideas on sustainability.
“Everyday on the news, you could see terrible things are happening to our earth. What we need to do is come together, all of us, so we could discuss strategies, work as a team, and make a difference,” explained Mr Paul, Head of St. Andrews 71.
The idea of this day came from Ms Helen, a former St Andrews teacher, she explained:
“When I realised that in 10 years time all these things would become unfixable, I thought about the children that I teach and thought that they shouldn’t have a plastic world! They should have a beautiful world like the one I grew up in! So that was my motivation for the day.”
Over the course of the day, different people were interviewed about what they think about the event, what they do at their school and what they would like to improve:
“I think that this event is absolutely brilliant! I love how there are so many schools working together as a team! I learnt many new things like how to make beeswax covers to use instead of plastic cling film and I will go home and make some,” stated Mrs Louise from Charter International School.
“Right now at our school we have many things going on sustainably. We are around 90% plastic free and hoping to go 100%. We’ve worked a lot to help wildlife, recently releasing sharks into the ocean. I think this event is awesome! It’s nice to meet students and teachers from different schools. I’ve already got ideas to improve collaboration in sustainability!” said Mr Kerry from ISB.