At MGIS, a great deal of importance is placed on the enviournment and the issues that pertain to it in today’s day and age. This is done often by integrating various enviournmental concerns into classroom projects, or assimilating them into ongoing modules. However, one common green theme that persists every year, and ranges across classes and age groups, is the principle of striving to be as enviournment-friendly as we can in our own practices.
This year, this principle manifests itself in the school’s “recycling project”. Aiming to minimise the waste of fresh paper and promote recycling on campus, the project involves students from a number of classes all contributing in their own way. For insance, some are working to put into place a system that segregates waste into that which can and cannot be reused. This task is supplemented by the data- regarding the usage of paper in various classes -that other kids are collecting and analysing through surveys, graphical plots, and statistics.
Apart from finding ways to improve the school’s work habits, students will also be involved in creating awareness about some of today’s major enviournmental hazards through role plays and by other means. The idea is not only to try and create change, but to also document the process thoroughly; so that at the end of the year, everyone can look back and reflect on the project as a whole. Evaluate the successes as well as the shortcomings, and ultimately, leave a foundation for future students to build upon.