During Earth Week at Hampshire Collegiate School, students were encouraged to take part in a number of activities which focused their attention on global issues such as climate change and habitat loss.
Highlights of the week included Year 7 students baking earth themed cupcakes in their Food Technology lessons and the creation of a multi-storey bug hotel in Geography lessons. With insect and pollinator habitats dwindling, the hotel, constructed out of natural materials, will provide hidey-holes for a myriad of insects and woodland creatures.
On the final day of the week, the school community showed its support for ‘Earth Hour’ by switching off lights and PCs and taking part in a number of environmentally friendly activities. Earth Hour is a global movement to protect our planet. It is the world’s biggest switch off event with millions of people around the world switching off their lights and organising events to show they care about the future of our planet.
Head Boy Hal commented: “I thought the whole week was exceptionally well organised with lots of activities for all year groups to join in with.”