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Lucaya International School 5th grader writes 'How we celebrated Earth Day' and sends letter to the PM
  
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 14:57
Last week on ‘Global Earth Day’ guest speaker, Ms. Gail Woon, founder of ‘EARTHCARE’, spoke to the primary and middle school students of Lucaya International School about pollution, specifically issues relating to our island. Ms. Woon spoke about critical factors here in our own environment that our adversely affecting us now and will have a larger impact on our future generations. After the assembly the students and teachers spent the afternoon cleaning up their own environment , planting a yellow elder tree and pledging to be better keepers of their Bahamas.First off, I am so honored to be writing this article because earth day means so much to me! It’s so important to me because us year 5’s have been learning so much about pollution in our unit of inquiry.

On behalf of earth day we had a guest speaker, Ms. Woon, come in and talk to us about pollution in the Bahamas. Later on we had a lady from the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee, Leslie Baptista, come in and give a speech while we planted a tree, “The Yellow Elder” our national flower.  We did that to remind us to take care of our earth and to be thankful for our surroundings.

Right after that the whole primary got gloves and garbage bags and picked up trash around the whole school! By the end we had collected 10 large bags of garbage!

Now remember don’t just pick up garbage because it’s earth day! Now keep in mind next time you litter or buy something you don’t need EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY!!!


During Earth Day the students of Lucaya International School with the assistance of the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee planted a yellow elder tree in the schools new IB area. Pictured are some of the primary students who planted the tree along with (left) Tara Doherty, Primary Coordinator and (right) Lesley Davies-Baptista, of the GBPA Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee. Letter to the Prime Minister of The Bahamas

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

Hi my name is Melissa I am 10 years old and I live here in the Bahamas.

I know this the last thing you want to look at but I really want you to think or consider what I am about to ask you!

Right now in school we are learning about Pollution and would really like it if you brought recycling to the Bahamas I know it's a really big project and I know that it will cost a lot of money to ship it to the main land but you will be saving forests if you don't bring back recycling just imagine how the Bahamas will look in future generations!

PLEASE MR. PRIME MINISTER THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours truly: Melissa
PS. All my friends agree

Photo 1: LIS Learns about Mother Earth - Last week on ‘Global Earth Day’ guest speaker, Ms. Gail Woon, founder of ‘EARTHCARE’, spoke to the primary and middle school students of Lucaya International School about pollution, specifically issues relating to our island. Ms. Woon spoke about critical factors here in our own environment that our adversely affecting us now and will have a larger impact on our future generations. After the assembly the students and teachers spent the afternoon cleaning up their own environment , planting a yellow elder tree and pledging to be better keepers of their Bahamas.

Photo 2: LIS & GBPA plant a tree to Keep Grand Bahama Beautiful - During Earth Day the students of Lucaya International School with the assistance of the Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee planted a yellow elder tree in the schools new IB area. Pictured are some of the primary students who planted the tree along with (left) Tara Doherty, Primary Coordinator and (right) Lesley Davies-Baptista, of the GBPA Keep Grand Bahama Clean Committee.