World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every year on 5th June 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’- in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator. Continuing with this theme Pragyan School celebrated Environment week from 10th July to 17th July, 2017. The idea was to bring environmental issues to life, as it were, for the children through a wide range of educational activities, which are as follows:
Students of class V were involved in the ‘Best-out-of-Waste’ competition. Students used various objects which could be recycled to produce attractive things. They used waste plastic bottles to make an airplane, planters, pen & pencil stand, a decorative sumo wrestler, and a piggy bank. They coloured their creations with paints to enhance their presentation.
Students of class VI to IX discussed the various aspects of The Environment in the open forum. The topic for the day was ‘Our Environment - Under threat’. Students not only highlighted the various reasons and consequences but also put the good practices to protect our environment.
Students of class IX named the trees in the school premises using the scientific names which is unique for each type of plant and is used to identify it anywhere in the world.
Awareness programs were held in the assembly on ‘Save sparrow project’, ‘Paper Recycling’ and ‘E-waste recycling’.
Eco Club students compared the scene of today’s early morning start with beeping of WhatsApp message where as 30 year back early morning started with chirping of sparrow. They told about importance of sparrow, cause of disappearing sparrow and its consequences also. They shared some good practices like putting water and food for the birds in front of our house, grow more plants as this may encourage some birds an discourage the use of excessive insecticides and pesticides in gardens etc.
Students presented the interesting facts about Paper Wastage and practices to reduce that in the Assembly. Also, they motivated the students to take part in the "Old Newspaper Collection Drive".
E- WASTE RECYCLING
Students of Eco club presented power point presentation on E-waste, certain fact about E-Waste generation, its bad impact on our environment and need of its recycling in present scenario. They started their e-waste collection drive by appealing everyone to donate their e-waste in school’s e-waste collection centre for its scientific disposal in authorized recycling units.
Students made everyone aware about the smart composter and vermi-composting being initiated in the school campus. They explained the benefits of organic manure.
Students of classes VI to VIII were involved in poster making competition on ‘Save the Environment’. Students made posters to create awareness among everyone about the theme this year and also related to the other topics of environment viz. water and energy conservation, or saving trees or fuel.
Students of class X,XI and XII participated in ‘Nukkad Natak’ competition. The topic given to them was 'Jeevan aur Paryavaran'. All the three presentations showed the reasons of environment degradation and the effects of it on human life. The acts also gave the audience a message to conserve the environment, if we want to sustain life on the Earth forever. Class 12 bagged the first position and was awarded with certificates.
Students of class X visited Auctus Recycling solution on 13th July, 2017. Students were made aware about the rules and regulations made by CPCB on dumping of toxic waste. The officials showed them their workshop where each part of E-Waste is segregated and converted into reusable form like plastic is converted into granules, ferrous waste in converted into ingots etc