The Earth does not belong to us … We belong to the Earth
Reuse The Past, Recycle The Present, Save The Future.
Earth Day 2022 which is celebrated on April 22, has the theme ‘Invest in Our Planet’. The three pillars of this theme are – we need to act(boldly), innovate(broadly) and implement (equitably).In order to create an awareness of uses of waste material, and to give them a lesson on reducing waste to save our future, a ‘Best out of Waste’ competition was organized in MIS International School on 20 April 2022. The theme was ‘Green Lungs’ which was open to all the grades from 1 to 10.
Mitconites of grades 1and 2 were asked to make useful items without plastic. The small hands worked artistically to think out of the box. Grades 3 to 5 could make use of the available material at home to reuse them. They prepared very creative and innovative models and art items from different waste material. They used reusable and recyclable material like newspapers, ice-cream sticks, plastic bottles, cardboard, peanut and coconut shells, beads etc. Students made cloth doll, wall hanging with bangles and ice-cream sticks, doll with newspaper, pencil-pen holders with bottle, and paper flowers artistically. Grades 6 to 8 had the theme ‘Be Resourceful’ wherein they had to create something new from the discarded material available at home. Grades 9 and10 had poster making competition on Green Planet- Happy Planet. The objective of the competition was to create love for environment by making best out of waste with help of recyclable things. Mind-blowing, beyond expectation, the fun-filled contest ignited the artistic potential among the students. All these things which are waste in our day to day life were used in a constructive manner and variety of things were made from them. The criteria for the competition were creativity, utilization of resource, being eco-friendly and overall presentation. It was amazing to see how scrap could be transformed into such useful and beautiful articles
Our children live in an age where things are discarded without a second thought, only to buy and
accumulate more than we often need. Such competitions help the child to learn about the different ways to reduce the wastes generated in our homes that are dumped in landfills. Such activities help the children to experiment with and learn new ways to do their bit for the environment as well as learn interesting science facts.
The Principal Ms. Monika Chhabra appreciated the imagination of students and motivated them to reduce the waste to save our planet Earth. She also appreciated the ability of the students to think and organize their thoughts to create such artistic items. She also motivated them to be resourceful.