300 Students At Apollo International School Participate in Youth Environmental Workshop

13 December 2017, 12:24 PM

West Zone Field Organizer, Anjan, Youth Ambassador, Sakhawate and Environmental Coordinator, Katherine, led about 300 school children at Apollo International School in Ahmedabad, India in a conversation about caring for the environment around their school and homes. 

Sakhawate at Apollo International School

Youth Ambassador from India's West Zone leads 300 students from Apollo International School in a workshop on the importance of caring for the environment. 

Anjan asked everyone to close their eyes and imagine what it would be like to wake up and realize that all of the trees had disappeared. We understood that we would struggle to breathe, we would feel unwell, there would be nothing to hold onto water or take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, we would have no natural medicines and we would lack nutricous food. This exercise helped us understand the interconnectivity of our lives with all life. 

We then identified environmental problems around the school-- including poor air quality, lack of trees, and poor soil quality-- and brainstormed ways to address these problems. Many students proposed planting trees, which the older kids are already doing and could assist them with. 

To close, one of the teachers led the students in a pledge to care for the environment and plant trees around their homes in Ahmedabad. 

 

URI Environmental Workshop at Apollo International School, Ahmedabad

Students warm-up with a game of "Horse Race"

Apollo International School Environmental Workshop

Students warm-up with a game of "Horse Race" led by Youth Ambassador, Sakhawate and Environmental Coordinator, Katherine. 

Apollo International School Environmental Workshop

Students warm-up with a game of "Horse Race" led by Youth Ambassador, Sakhawate and Environmental Coordinator, Katherine. 

Apollo International School Environmental Workshop
Apollo International School Environmental Workshop
Apollo International School Environmental Workshop

Students at Apollo International School, Ahmedabad participate in an Environmental Workshop