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Apeejay’s IB school students embrace environmental responsibility with creative conservation efforts

Students participated in eco-friendly activities and in a short quiz on environmental issues



Students at Apeejay School International (ASI), South Delhi, came together to celebrate World Earth Day 2023, honouring our planet and remembering one’s responsibilities towards nature.

The school hosted a special assembly for primary year programme (PYP) and middle year programme (MYP) students, in which they shared their views on the importance of preserving the Earth and the measures we can take to safeguard our planet’s future.

The students were informed that World Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 each year, and that its purpose is to promote awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. They were reminded that ‘Every Day is an Earth Day’, and that we should strive to keep our planet healthy and sustainable, with green grass, blue skies, and minimal pollution.

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now observed in over 193 countries, with the aim to raise awareness about preserving our natural environment. The day encourages people to take action towards protecting our planet by promoting responsible and sustainable practices, reducing pollution, and conserving natural resources. The theme this year for World Earth Day was “Invest in our Planet”.

During the assembly, students also participated in a short quiz on environmental issues, conveying a special message on how even small changes in daily habits can make a big difference to the planet. Additionally, the PYP students made hanging gardens, bird feeders and moss balls as a way of contributing positively to the environment. Meanwhile, the MYP students calculated their carbon footprint and discussed ways to reduce it.

The event was coordinated by Sonali Wadhwa, a teacher at the school. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it,” she said, adding that it is everyone’s responsibility to do their bit to save the Earth. 

Through these activities, the school aimed to sensitise the children to become crusaders for environmental conservation. By promoting responsible and sustainable practices, we can all play a role in protecting our planet for future generations. Not only did the students learn but they also enjoyed each of the activities. Overall, the event was a great success. 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.