District students take action for Earth Day

North Side students worked together to clean up the beach across from the school.
Thalia McIntosh went all out with her costume made from recycled materials for the fashion show.
Thalia McIntosh went all out with her costume made from recycled materials for the fashion show.

Doing their part for the planet on Earth Day, Year 5 students at Edna M. Moyle Primary School in North Side took the opportunity to educate their fellow students about the serious issue of waste, advocating for the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.

During their assembly on Earth Day, which was on Friday, April 22, they shared thoughts on how to protect the mangroves and Marine Parks, the devastation of global rainforests, global warming and how we can help by recycling, reusing and reducing our waste.

The class designed and decorated the school with persuasive posters that portrayed their message. They also encouraged their fellow students to design their own costumes using only clean recycled garbage. These costumes were proudly worn in a spectacular fashion show performed in front of the whole school assembly.

The Year 5s also performed a dance called “EARTH! We are in it together!”

Afterward, the whole school took part in picking up garbage around the school and cleaning the local beach of garbage, managing to fill seven giant garbage bags.

North Side Primary School students collected seven extra-large bags of garbage during the cleanup.

“Thanks to Foster’s Food Fair for supplying the school with sorting bins, large classroom posters and educational activities for each student,” said deputy school principal Joylyn Ebanks-King.

This story has been updated from the original.

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