News from the International School Academy
The last two weeks at The Academy International School have been particularly special as the junior and senior students have embraced the theme week on the environment and loved taking part in all the activities associated with protecting our environment and raising awareness. to all the positive things we can do.
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The children worked together to paint planets, to save the world’s small marine animals by removing plastic waste from their homes, to create a jellyfish from recycled materials, to reuse plastic bottles by turning them into beautiful flower pots while another group made wonderful sensory bottles. Throughout the week there was a lot of gardening and the children potted sunflower seeds in recycled flower pots. In the lessons, the students learned about recycling and waste reduction.
Teachers were very creative in doing cross-curricular activities such as pie charts made from recycled materials in math lessons, groups calculated their carbon footprint and calculated the impact of different daily activities on the environment.
We didn’t have a worksheet on Wednesday to cut down on printing, and the younger kids learned all about how to sort different materials to recycling. Our older students looked at “The Business of Recycling”, which is one of the fastest growing business sectors in the world, and reviewed business challenges and opportunities through a series of video presentations. and discussion topics.
Thanks to the creative ideas of all the students who worked so hard on recycled arts and crafts, we were able to organize our Great Recycling Exhibition so that everyone sees the strong message we want to send about putting the 3Rs into practice.
Finally, last Friday, the carnival arrived a little early at the Academy school and we had a lot of fun on the last day before the mid-term holidays celebrating our “reuse, reduce, recycle”. themed parade which brought out the creativity of the students and helping parents, as the costumes all had to support the environment.