This year our Earth Day celebrations may have been digital, but they were no less profound. Students showed their support with affirmations of change, poster designs and informative video documentaries.
Encouraged by the Science Department, Swans students applied energy and creativity to communicate their “green pledges”, producing materials that were hugely insightful and thought-provoking. Shahina in Year 12 even covered the song Love by Lennon and Maisy. Be sure to click below to listen.
"I love you mother nature, Your sunny fields of green. I love your taste of freedom, Your singing in the wind."
Films were created outside of lesson time by our students from Year 3 through to Year 13. Please see just a small selection at the foot of this blog.
Swans School celebrates Earth Day every year, but we also continually remind our students that their personal contributions result in a global good. The smallest of actions can have huge benefits, such as:
Trying to avoid single-use plastics
Reducing energy consumption
These simple reminders help to form lifetime habits that pass from one generation to the next.
One of our most popular “green” initiatives has been the Swans School Mindfulness Garden. It supports the local bee population and sequesters oxygen, as well as providing a calm green space for reflection and mindfulness. It was created by the Student Council, almost entirely of recycled materials – including the wooden seating and sensory mobiles! The space is intended for use by small groups, for mentoring, and for any students seeking a moment of calm or inspiration.
About Earth Day
The world’s first Earth Day was held in 1970 in America with millions of people gathering together to support the cause. This first Earth Day brought environmental concerns to the forefront of our collective consciousness and has grown to inspire billions of people across the world to “join a movement of change”.
“Human health and planetary health are inextricably linked” - the Earth Day network.
If you would like to learn more about the learning philosophy at Swans School, please click here.
Video: Ingrid, Year 7
Video: Shahina, Year 12
Video: Gabriella, Year 6
Video: Elias, Year 10
Video: Maria, Year 9
Video: Simone, Year 12
Video: Zara, Year 9
Video: Lucia, Year 9
Swans School students consistently amaze us with their cinematic brilliance. For this reason, 2020 saw the first Swans School Film Festival. Click here to learn more...