Wednesday 5 June 2019 saw the 47th anniversary of World Environment Day, which helps people all over world to do more to look after the planet. It is now celebrated in over 100 countries and it is at the forefront of international movements to change the way we live our lives.
Every year, World Environment Day has a different theme to raise awareness about a pressing environmental concern. As one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, beating air pollution is the theme this year. World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national, global, a solo action or involving a crowd. Each individual can choose the action they will take. To take action, and help raise awareness of its cause, Windermere School students have been encouraged to joining the Mask Challenge, making a social media pledge and encouraging others to do the same.
For more information see: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/get-involved/world-environment-day-mask-challenge
Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. From 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5, we are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air. Alongside celebrities, influencers and creators, the World Environment Day campaign invites everyone to decide what further action they should take towards the cause. We are happy to announce that, in conjunction with the Woodland Trust, Windermere School has pledged to plant saplings chosen to suit the environment and complement each other on the School sites.
The following photographs show Windermere School students proudly showing the masks they have created for World Environment Day:
The first time my daughter and I visited the school she said to me “that is a happy school no question.” The scholastic achievements of the school are evident and an easy measure for a school to demonstrate. What is hard to quantify is the holistic development of a pupil at which, in my experience, Windermere School excels.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.