Doha College (DC), a leader in campaigning for increased environmental awareness, recently celebrated World Environment Day with a plethora of activities focused on this year’s theme ‘Plastic Planet’. Waves of green outfits flooded the classrooms, with many students being outstandingly creative with their costumes. Year 5 students created some amazing images using green screen technology, while others researched related themes.
The school invited special guests, who spoke to students about many topics, including healthy living, the conservation of bees, upcycling tyres and building bird feeders, and ocean conservation. The students were also involved in activities such as creating junk models using recycled materials, building solar panel kits, and participating in class debates on topical issues such as the use of water in agriculture.
The eager students brought in one piece of plastic from home that would have otherwise been discarded to create a spectacular art project. Even though each child brought only a small amount of their regular plastic waste, the sight of it all combined in the school provided an impactful image in everyone’s minds.
Doha College ran an entire month of ‘Ocean Awareness’ activities in February, and the environment is always a priority in school trips and in the way the school engages with the larger community. DC was indeed the first school in Qatar to be awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education in 2016, in recognition of their continuous work on environmental matters. To find out more about Doha College’s Green Eco-School status, visit www.dohacollege.com
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