|6th grader wins Earth Day Essay contest|
|Thursday, 05 May 2011 10:21|
Enid Capron Primary sixth-grader Nathan Clearveaux was one of three school children to win the Sandals Foundation’s regional Earth Day Essay competition, writing on the theme “Children, protecting the Environment, Preserving our future.”
Clearveaux’s school in Five Cays is sponsored by the Sandals Foundation.
Other winners were Christopher Fernandez of Gambier Primary School in Nassau, Bahamas, and Ronae Campbell of New Hope Primary and Junior High in Whitehouse, Jamaica.
All three winners receive a $400 one-year scholarship.
The essays were judged on understanding of the subject, developing original solutions, incorporating community and personal conviction.
“Children, Protecting the Environment, Preserving Our Future”
By Nathan Clearveaux
What is the Environment? It is the living and non-living things that are on this planet. It is our surroundings, our habitat, and our home. Everyday, the environment is being destroyed by the small things we do, from the improper disposal of rubbish, to large industrial activities such as drilling which caused the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
As children, we are not too young to learn about the many types and dangers of pollution; for as young as we are, we have a role to play in protecting and preserving the environment. Pollution of our ocean damages our marine ecosystems and burning of rubbish on the dump produces CFCs that can damage the atmosphere. Participating in regular beach clean-up campaigns within schools, will allow us to play our role in becoming vigilant citizens of our environment.
Conservation should be our way of preserving our future. At my house, we REDUCE by saving energy, making sure that lights are switched off when not in use. We also participate in carpooling when other members of the family are going to the same event; especially when gas prices are soaring, we are forced to do so. We also conserve water by turning off taps properly and collecting rainwater to flush our toilets. REUSING is the name of the game in our house, we use shopping bags as garbage bags and I am always excited about taking my garbage to school for our RECYCLING project.
Come on kids! Join in with me to save the ENVIRONMENT! Everyone can make a difference. We are the soldiers of the earth!
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2011 16:44|
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