While Earth Day was celebrated April 22nd, St. Anne School students embrace the world in new ways every day! In religion, language arts, math, science—even visual art classes all grade levels are working to understand their impact on the health of our planet. Through the lens of faith, they are studying their role in protecting Mother Earth and creating “a more just and peaceful world.”
Currently underway in all classrooms is a project that helps our young people look at the challenge presented by plastic bags. When thrown away incorrectly, plastic bags can cause great harm to our environment and to many living creatures. Students were asked to bring in their plastic bags… And the count has begun!
Any guesses as to how many bags will have collected?
All the bags are going to be recycled. Student discussion has revolved around alternatives to plastic bag use.
Students are also learning about recycling with a project in which they collect their gently used and outgrown shoes for children in need.
NEW FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR Faithjustice’s Green Team has begun collaborating with our parish school to develop a monthly Green Theme that will be shared with all ministries and parishioners at-large. Together we will learn about what we can each do to “care for our common home” and make Earth Day a daily event!