Prep goes wild for green on Earth Day

Cayman Prep working hard toward making the primary school site a green place

Celebrating Earth Day at Cayman Prep were, back row from left, Jessica Dawson, Cameron Geddes, Tilly Geddes and Katelyn Lastrina; middle row from left, Jessica Drysdale, Scarlett Akiwumi, Abi Fawcitt, Scarlett Nadeau and Rayne Euvrard; and in the front row, from left, Zara Dawson, Sophia Gustafsson, Lauren Nehra, Lily McGrath and Annabella Voaden.

Cayman Prep school came together to celebrate Earth Day, which fell this year on Friday, April 22.

Every child brought in $2 and was asked to wear green or anything to do with the environment.

The school wanted to raise funds for a charity that works to protect the local environment, choosing the National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

The children were encouraged to get as creative as possible, with impressive results.

The morning started with a special assembly and the hall was transformed into a sea of green, with some very creative costumes.

Jessica Drysdale put in a monumental effort and came in as a tree, and others went as far as to make jellyfish, using umbrellas, or paint their faces with peacocks, the world and flowers.

Others put flowers in their hair.

The school’s Eco-warrior group played a big part in the day by designing posters to put around the school, visiting each classroom to explain what was happening on the day, and motivating students to get creative, as well as helping the National Trust sell special Earth Day T-shirts.

In an effort to be proactive about their environmental actions, the Eco-warriors decided to make it a no Styrofoam and no plastic day (unless it could be reduced, reused and recycled).

Cayman Prep will be working hard toward making the primary school site a green place to be, and the Eco-warriors led by teacher Siân Hawkes, will be coming up with ideas and projects to do this.