Just A Thought

1 December, 2017 / 0 Comments / Headmaster Updates

Forms 3, 5 and 6 are working tirelessly to understand the issues that face our beautiful planet. They have also worked to find creative solutions that will help us ensure that it survives, that it has the time to replenish itself for the future generations to come. They know we are fast running out of time and that we must act.

We have been inspired by David Attenborough’s wondrous Blue Planet and Planet Earth series that have graced our screens for years, as well as by the results of our own collaborative research projects, and are determined to make a difference.

Our Governments spend billions of $, £ in searching for new worlds, new civilisations in space but we spend trillions of £, $ destroying our own beautiful Earth. There are so many facts, programmes, presentations from all around the internet and on our screens that are telling us we must act now.

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. If we scale that down to a number we can understand, it is 46 years old. We have, on that time scale, lived on it for 4 hours and yet in that time we have destroyed more than 50% of our Rainforests. There are 10 million species of animals, plants and insects that live in those rainforests.

Visit the WWF for Nature site, or the SeaLife Trust sites to see what harm our neglect is causing to Our Home and all who live on it. Watch Blue Planet II or Planet Earth or any number of other amazing nature programmes to see just how beautiful Our Home is and how magnificent the creatures are who grace it…then think about how we are hurting them, hurting Their Home and what we/YOU can do to change this.

Around school you will see passionate, creative posters that implore us to do something about saving our planet and protecting the environments that home our fabulous animals and plant-life. These posters also provide solutions to ensure that we act now and make a difference. Every small act, every small step makes a difference.

Very soon there will be a collaborative assembly and special ‘Earth Days’ at school during which time we will help you understand what more you can do to help, but in the meantime take a few moments to read the posters (and to make your own if you would) that your Pownall friends have created and try to change your habits in some small way that may help to cure our poorly planet!