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The Season of Creation commences on September 1, which is recognised as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. This continues until October 4, coinciding with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology.

The Junior School joined in unity through a liturgical celebration, marking the commencement of the Season of Creation. In recent weeks, as part of our Science Week festivities, students from Year 4, 5, and 6 were privileged to take part in an educational event led by Marji Puotinen, a research scientist associated with the Kids Care about Climate Change Initiative.

The students actively engaged in interactive sessions lasting 90 minutes each. These sessions delved into the effects of climate overheating on different aspects of our environment, including penguins, coral reefs, and human populations. Throughout these gatherings, students were provided with an opportunity to craft video messages that amplify their voices concerning the subject of Climate Change. Notably, these videos may potentially reach decision-makers attending the upcoming United Nations Climate meeting scheduled for Dubai this December.

To conclude each session, a drone-captured group photograph was taken. These images showcase our students surrounding expansive climate change banners and climate stripes, serving as visual symbols of their collective commitment. Marji Puotinen expressed her profound admiration for the exceptional enthusiasm, dedication, and knowledge displayed by our students.

Through the combined efforts of prayer, practical advocacy, and sustainable actions, the Season of Creation in 2023 carries the potential to rejuvenate our ecumenical harmony and our duty to safeguard our common home. We extend an invitation to you to partake in this special season, thereby contributing to this influential movement advocating for justice and peace

Alice Chigwidden
Year 6 Teacher

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