Our world continues to face huge problems with climate change. Ecosystems are disrupted by the way we use and dispose of plastics and other harmful products back into the environment. Many individuals and organisations around the world are desperately campaigning to make everyone, especially governments, re-think and plan far more sustainably to counter these ever-growing problems. In fact, young people are at the forefront of this movement, and they have been coming together through social media to voice their concerns and promote change. On Friday 20th September children across the world are organising a ‘climate strike’ to bring attention to these concerns and apply pressure on their respective countries' governments to do more to combat and possibly reverse the direction toward which our world is headed. In Bangkok, many parents have authorised their children to attend and participate in such an event this Friday outside of school.
However, on Friday at school we shall also be marking this day with a range of activities, led by our student body to raise awareness and look at positive ways we can improve as a community to be environmentally aware and more sustainable in our daily routines and consumption habits.
In the Primary School, there will be discussions focused on the theme “What We Can Do”. There will be videos and debates across the school encouraging our young minds to really consider how they can make a difference by inspiring families and our whole community to operate in a more environmentally-conscious and sustainable way. Each small step we take is closer towards the goal of making life on our planet sustainable and healthy for all living creatures and plants.
On a separate note, thank you to everyone who attended the PTG meeting last week. There were lots of very interesting discussions stemming from the agenda items presented by the PTG. From these discussions and following the publishing of the minutes from the meeting, rest assured that we shall put together plans to tackle the key issues raised so that we can improve how the school operates for the whole school community.