“It’s not enough to prepare our children for the future; we must prepare the future for our children.”
K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II believes it is a universal responsibility to pass a healthy earth to future generations that ensures environmental quality and good public health. Leading the young learners towards global education, the teachers conducted an onlinesession and introduced the ISA Project, ‘Plastic-An Unnecessary Evil’ to the students of Class VII on May 27, 2020.
The project is an instructional methodology that aims at encouraging students to learn about the harms caused by plastics to the biosphere and apply the knowledge to make countries ‘Plastic Free Zones’. The countries of study chosen for this project are Germany and Bangladesh, apart from India. The objective of the introductory session was to explain the students the various types of plastics and how they affect environment. It also emphasized on the fact that although plastic may seem useful but with time it will harm the natural resources. The students also came to know about the income bracket and how it wasinfluencing the purchase of plastic. They also discussedabout how plastic was affecting animals and variouswater bodies.
The students were then informed about the survey ofeach income group – high, middle and low, regarding the use of plastic items. They were told to collect information by conducting surveys so that it would help them to arrive at a solution to substitute single-useplastics with an environment friendly material in daily lives. The students were apprised that after doing the survey, they would be able to comprehend the environmental hazards and damage caused by plasticsto the natural resources. This would further help themto generate awareness, thereby reducing plastic usage.
Loaded with all the information, they were all set to participate enthusiastically in the upcoming activities related to the project. It was an interactive and informative session for the students.