Srinagar: International School Kashmir celebrated Earth Day by launching `WEE HOURS’, an initiative to take concrete environmental actions.
An ISK statement said that students from kindergarten to higher primary levels, teachers, and administrators planted over 300 tree saplings and flowers in the school campus.
“In their Science classes, students watched videos educating them about global warming, composting, and deforestation. They also had practical lessons on how to segregate waste and make proper use of the waste segregation bins in the school,” the statement said adding that work also started at the organic vegetable garden.
On the occasion, Zeeshan Pandith, founder and Chairman of the school, spoke about ISK’s green initiative “The WEE Hours” with a focus on saving ‘Water, Energy, Ecology’.
“Since our school’s establishment, we have been teaching teachers on how to make educational materials using reusable items instead of buying new school supplies and stationery. By reusing those materials, we are reducing waste,” the Learning Programs Department Director, SatriaCandao said. “We hope that other schools and communities would follow the initiative as waste and pollution have always been big problems in this city,” she opined. The statement said ISK will be conducting environmental workshops in other schools.