KNYSNA NEWS - Oakhill School has been involved in several activities in the past week while observing World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June, with their efforts culminating in their own "Green Day" by the end of the week.
World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, Little Oaks together with their parents made pledges relating to how they would be making a difference not only on this day, but every day.
Mrs Greenbody and exceptional storyteller Suzie Thomopoulos visited them to spread words, stories and songs – all with an environmental theme.
The main message was, "Even though we are little, we can make a difference."
With gratitude on Green Day
On Friday 7 June, Oakhill commemorated the Knysna Fires of 2017 by "going green", focusing on the renewal and regrowth that has happened since the fires as well as recommitting themselves to caring for and appreciating the environment. During the course of the week, learners had numerous opportunities to address environmental issues while they were reminded to reduce, reuse and recycle in the continued quest for "greener" habits.
As an annual remembrance, Oakhill's Green Day has raised awareness for our environment and has also reminded them, with much gratitude, of what people have managed to overcome.
Grade 6s' active eco-citizens
Oakhill's Grade 6s have been active eco-citizens protecting and learning about the environment. They enthusiastically assisted SA National Parks honorary rangers and other concerned citizens in the Knysna Unlittered campaign on World Environment Day by clearing the pathways and Main Road of litter from Oakhill to town. On Oakhill's Green Day, they also visited the neighbouring Pledge Park in appreciation of regrowth.
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