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‘Think Green’, ‘Act Green’, ‘Eat Green’, ‘Shop Green’,‘Go Green’. These are the slogans followed by most nations these days. With the main objective of preserving our environment, Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a celebrated a ‘Go Green Week’ recently with an array of events contributing to the need for a greener planet. The environmental soldiers across the grades from classes 1 to 12, participated in eco-friendly activities doing every bit in ensuring that our planet continues to be a pristine place for us and our future generations to live in.

The students of Grade 1 -12 took part in a myriad of ‘Go green’ activities. Healthy eating, clean up drives, planting of saplings by the eco stewards in the school premises, poster making and painting competition depicting the theme ‘Mother Earth’ and morning assemblies advocating environmental issues were some of the events held during this week. Photography competitions and speeches by environmental stewards kept the students busy throughout the week who were not only thinking green, but also acting green!

It was not only the students but also the parents who were equally involved in making this a completely green week. A blockbuster quiz based on the environment was conducted by parents for the students of Grade 5 and 6. A very informative talk on environmental issues was also given by the parents to the students of primary grades.

It is often said, “Action speaks louder than words”. This is what the students did by following the 3 R’s of the environment – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. They switched off the lights in classrooms and staffrooms whenever not required, stressing on the need to conserve energy.

Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a strongly believes that a big difference to the lives of the dwellers of this beautiful planet stems from the responsible thoughts and individual contributions of each one of us, every day in every way.

The reader is a member of the parental advisory committee at the school in Dubai.

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