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Year 3 hold assembly to raise awareness of Earth Hour

Year 3 hold assembly to raise awareness of Earth Hour

A Preparatory School year group held a special assembly to raise awareness for a global initiative this weekend.

The Year 3 class at Rydal Penrhos spoke about Saturday’s Earth Hour event in front of their schoolmates on Thursday, March 22, which is organised by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) every year to highlight the problem of climate change.

Teacher and Eco Committee head Julie Woodthorpe, said: “Although we all share one beautiful home, Earth, which gives us everything we need: the water we drink, the food we eat, the materials we need to build our homes and the energy to power our lives, our planet faces a very uncertain future.

“We are facing the biggest environmental challenge our generation has ever seen and it is happening even faster than ever before.

“Over the past 150 years, we’ve changed the balance of our planet by living beyond our means.

“We’ve burnt huge amounts of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas, farmed huge populations of livestock which produce methane and cut down huge areas of forests which would naturally absorb carbon dioxide from the air.

“As a result, we are seeing the effects of climate change for people all around the world, such as through severe flooding, and for animals around the world through loss of habitat.”

During the assembly, the group spoke about the importance of the initiative and had visual demonstrations to heighten support, which is being held worldwide from 8.30pm until 9.30pm.

“We would like everyone to support Earth Hour by taking part, either by avoiding using electronic items for one hour during the day, or switching off their lights for one hour along with millions of other people around the world,” added Mrs Woodthorpe.

“Take this time to show that we all care about our planet and to remember that we can all do something to change the future and make it better.”

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