Being change-makers to prevent the extinction of animal species in Vietnam!
The Year 5s were challenged earlier this term to discover, engage, support and develop an understanding in the global issue if endangered animal species. They were visited by Kevin Halpin and Clover Sharman of (E.A.S.T) who brought to light the issues surrounding endangered species in Vietnam, how the organization E.A.S.T. works to combat and educate the community and to develop an understanding of what we can do as individuals to make changes to prevent the extinction of animal species in Vietnam. They discussed animals’ rights focussing on the Pygmy Loris and how all animals should be allowed to live in their natural environment and deliberated on the nastiness of the illegal pet trade which is rife within our local community!
The Year 5s were then set a challenge – they were split into groups, each to plan an awareness campaign aimed for different year groups of the school. Some campaigns included presentations, newsletters and some fantastic posters. The students presented to the whole school in assembly too!
Whilst campaigning the students held stalls selling merchandise which in total raised over 13 million vnd!
Last Monday Clover and Kevin returned to hear about the work of the Year 5s. The campaign was so successful, in fact beyond anyone’s dreams! Ask at student of Year 5 and they will tell you!
Thank you to Clover and Kevin of E.A.S.T. and to the fantastic Year 5s - you were all Community Service Superstars!!!
Ms Emma Jane Morris, Community Service Projects Manager