In late April 2019, the students and staff of MLFNS-Wuhan participated in an “Earth Week” celebration. The goal was for all to recognize the small, daily steps that can be taken to make the Earth a better place to live.
On Monday, all students in the school contributed to the “DOT” (Do One Thing) board outside of the Main Office. Students pledged to take an environmental-related action for the rest of the week.
On Tuesday, students participated in World Book Day, with cross-event connections to Earth Week. Many students took the chance to read environment-themed articles or books and discussed them with their peers.
On Wednesday, the FNS had an “Earth Hour” from 9 – 10 am, an hour without any electricity or electronic devices.
Later that afternoon, the G4-G5 class went on an hour-long Nature Walk near the school, with the goal of collecting garbage or recyclables. Students worked in small groups and kept tallies of items that they collected. Upon return to the FNS, the groups created bar graphs for presenting at the monthly Student Presenting Assembly.
Finally, on Thursday, the FNS had a school-wide Bottle Recycling Drive. The class that collected the most bottles throughout the week were awarded a small prize. In total, the school collected more than 500 bottles, and the G7 class won ice cream!
Overall, the students and staff worked hard to accomplish a common goal of giving back to the local and global community!
Maple Leaf Foreign Nationals’ School – Wuhan (FNS-Wuhan) enrols international students in Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through Grade 9. The FNS follows the British Columbia curriculum, as one of many Maple Leaf schools operating in China. The FNS is uniquely situated in Wuhan, China to provide the best of Western educational philosophy mixed with Chinese cultural elements.