Skype Session with Ms Manuela Correia from Portugal
Ramagya School Dadri had a Skype Session with Ms Manuela Correia from Portugal.
A day before the session the children cleared and removed plastics from the surrounding. The session started and the students were very enthusiastic to participate in the session. It was evident from their zest and zeal.
Before the session started the children took an oath to shun the use of plastics.
The session started and the children were shown a presentation depicting plastic pollution. Which are the accumulation of plastic objects and particles (eg. Plastic bottles and much more). in the earth environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat and humans. Plastics that act as pollutants are categorized into micro Meso or macro debris, based on size.
Plastic pollution is the problem as plastic takes a long time to decompose and leach toxic chemicals in our soil and water, which can have an impact on human health. Wildlife can also get entangled in the plastic or if they mistake it for food, they can choke or starve to death.
Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water and air pollution. It can take thousands of years for plastic to breakdown, so the damage to the environment is long-lasting.
The first synthetic plastic – Bakelite was produced in 1907 and is said to mark the beginning of the global plastic industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realized until the 1950s.
What can we do to end plastic pollution:-
1. Reduce your own plastic waste.
2. Reuse – Bring your own re-usable shopping bags to market and avoid using single-use plastic bags.
3. Refuse – Refuse straws as simple as adding “No straw please” when requesting beverages at restaurants or cafes.
Children had made beautiful posters to express how they strongly feel about this global threat. Some of the posters said:-
If you are fantastic.
do something drastic
and cut plastics
If we say no to plastics the environment smiles towards us.
These slogans given by the children will be printed on the bags which will be manufactured by Russia.
After the session, the children had a quiz which they played on KAHOOT APP with full vigour and when the students walked out of the room they were much wiser as far as the use of plastics is concerned.