The Year 6 class from George Town Primary School received a great surprise on Friday, 13 February.
An unannounced visit by Disney Cruise Lines representative Barda Kosovrasti was made to the school to proclaim that the class were the victors of the 2009 Disney Environmentality Challenge, said a press release.
Through their project titled ‘Environmental Stewardship Programme’, the Year 6 students set out to educate their school, community and visitors on the many ways they could do their part to make a difference to the environment.
They made presentations to each grade level at their school to educate their peers on the importance of protecting the environment. The students also created informational brochures with tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle. The brochure was translated into several different languages, including Spanish and Mandarin, to be shared with the many tourists who visit the island of Grand Cayman.
Additionally, the students organised a beach clean-up and created their own blog to keep the community informed of their progress every step of the way.
The winning class will be recognised onboard the Disney Magic cruise ship when it docks in Grand Cayman on Earth Day, 21 April. A special awards ceremony for the students will be held onboard, where their efforts to help preserve and protect the environment will be recognised by local dignitaries, media and the cast and crew of the Disney Magic.