World Day Wednesday
On Wednesday 22nd November, every child in the school participated in the first-ever, ‘World Day Wednesday’. The focus for this term was ‘Wonderful Woodlands All About Trees’. This was a special day to communicate about the climate where we learned about the importance of trees for our world, both now and in the future. Throughout the day, every child had the opportunity to join a session with Shine from Artis who taught us a very special song. She wrote the song especially for World Day Wednesday and it was called, Our Earth Day Song. Mr Wilson from Premier Sports led a session with each class on the playground to teach us about the impact that being outside can have on our wellbeing. A group of musicians also did a nature-themed performance to help us think about how the environment can be reflected in music. In addition, we enjoyed completing the Tree-mendous Tree Trail around the school grounds. Using a map and an identification key, children found a wide range of different trees around the site. Using clues such as the shape and colour of leaves, children were able to identify the trees and if they were evergreen or deciduous. Every class also took part in a range of different activities with their teachers. Years 3 and 4 enjoyed using different leaves, twigs and berries to create environmental art outside. They also adopted a tree to study and note the changes throughout the seasons. Years 5 and 6 tried to calculate the age of some trees on the school grounds. They also created some beautiful artwork based around a tree in the four seasons using watercolours. As part of the day, we learned that if we take care of our trees and forests, they will take care of us. People say: that trees are the lungs of the earth. They clean the air, purify water, and provide food and shelter for all living things. We can’t live without them! But if we don’t protect them, they won’t be able to do their job. They take decades to grow big enough to be able to do all of these things. Not to mention, when trees are in a forest, they become far more than just the sum of their parts. We discovered that’s why it’s so important that we don’t just save trees, but protect our forests. When we do, we’ll have more than just beautiful scenery. We’ll also have cleaner air, purer water, and healthier people.
"TREES EXHALE FOR US SO THAT WE CAN INHALE THEM TO STAY ALIVE. CAN WE EVER FORGET THAT? LET US LOVE TREES WITH EVERY BREATH WE TAKE“