International Day Of Peace Week Campaign
Whole of the week, students across all levels have been involved in workshops relating to importance of peace and ways to create a peaceful environment. Sustainable practices, with a particular focus on recycling. All students were been encouraged to adopt and develop better sustainable practices and utilise the R’s of recycling such as; Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Various activities undertaken by students have included; Recycling presentations, Peace Presentation, introduction of Messengers of peace initiative, making rope fences with recycled plastic bottles, “Adopt a light switch” campaign, introducing buckets at the water taps for the collection of water, yard litter assessment and comparison. Water buckets were been placed under all water taps in the yard to catch the runoff, enabling plants to be watered and reducing water waste.
Classes undertook the “Adopt a Light Switch” campaign, designing posters to place around each light switch, to raise awareness about reducing electricity consumption. Activities scheduled for the following week included; the introduction of food waste buckets and paper re-use boxes into each classroom, making “self-watering” planters from recycled plastic bottles, making mobiles from driftwood, “bottle bricking” and the introduction of “CUT THE WRAP” (nude food lunches).
During the week children continued to showcase their focus on sustainability initiatives, with the introduction of the very first “CUT THE WRAP”(wrap free lunches) day. All students were encouraged to bring a plastic wrapper free lunch to school. Lunch boxes were been inspected by class teachers in the morning and the class with the highest level of participation received a prize. “Wrap free” food was also available for purchase at the school canteen. Children were requested to donate white breakfast cracker containers with handles, to be used as food waste collection buckets.
Classes also undertook a “bottle bricking” activity with special guest Tessa Miller (Creative Director for Namana Fiji Arts) where children were involved in the competition and were awarded prizes.
All families were invited to join Intercontinental Resort staff in the “Beach Clean Up” activity at Natadola beach from 3.00pm to 4:30pm. Everyone were welcomed to help clean up the beach and children and family members from villages were collected by their carrier at 2:30pm on the day to enable them to undertake the Clean Up from 3pm. All teachers from RKMS were also present.
The Week ended with a peace day celebration where all children were gathered and informed of the importance of tree planting in regards to International Day of Peace.