On June 4, as part of the World Environment Day celebrations, students of Canadian International School (CIS), Bangalore organised ‘The Garbage Challenge’ to encourage their fellow mates to take measures for environmental conservation and help them understand the importance of going green and showing respect to our planet. As part of the activity, the students cleaned up an entire lane leading up to their school, and removed mounds of garbage, along with their teachers. Students collected several loads of garbage bags along with their parents, friends, and teachers.
Commenting on the noble initiative, Martin Thomas, elementary school principal, CIS, said, “As part of the Core Values Show ‘Respect’, a group of students headed out with teachers to participate in ‘The Garbage Challenge’. In one hour, we collected several bags of garbage and the transformation was amazing!”
Expressing her excitement, Pratibha Sharma, teacher at CIS, said, “It was such a transformational idea. I foresee a cleaner Bangalore already. A small initiative for CIS, a giant movement for Bangalore!”
“Such a wonderful initiative. Well done CIS students and teachers!” said Flore Louart, a CIS parent.
Ari Lulla, a Grade 5 student of CIS, felt “respect” was a very important value to uphold. The student said, “It was great to help clean the garbage from near the school. We need to do this as it is important to respect our planet.”
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