June 5th was World Environment Day – a day when our focus turns to the impact we’re having on the environment and how we can clean up the planet. Children in EC took part in various activities inside and outside school. Year One children planted trees at
phelia Hotel and Year Two focused on the school environment. In class many different ways of using recycled materials were explored. Reception Two children took part in a ‘Clean up the world’ event around Stad Populaire where they picked up 20 kilos of rubbish in an hour! Wildlife club children organized a Bring and Buy sale in aid of the SSPCA and Early Childhood participated by recycling old books, toys and games. A very busy and rewarding week for the EC section which ended with a talk by Ben Taylor from Wise Oceans who spoke to the KS1 children about Coral Reefs. Let’s hope our young students will be able to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and help ‘Save our Planet’ in the future.
Following this weeks successful Bring and Buy sale at the ISS, the Wildlife club visited SSPCA (Seychelles Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), at their new headquarters (Phase 1) at the reclaimed land north of the airport. Dr. Maria, the resident vet welcomed the children and parents present and detailed the aims and objectives and hopes for the future. The centre houses many dogs and puppies, some cats and kittens and even an injured baby giant tortoise the size of a child’s hand!
Our potential vets-to-be in the Wildlife Club were delighted to meet the centre’s residents and our morning visit resulted in 2 of the dogs being
rehomed. In the near future there will be a website with details of all abandoned animals and facilitating them to a loving home. Our fundraising
total was 6225 SCR and this was welcomed to help purchase medication and food for all the needy orphans. Many thanks to all who participated.
Anyone who wishes to help further should contact SSPCA at 2710088
The U12 and U15 Volleyball teams travelled to Praslin on Wednesday to play Volleyball in their indoor sport centre. The first to play were the seniors. They did not start off very well, but mustered up some courage and fought back hard to win the game 2 sets to 1. A special mention needs to be made about Ronan Versani who served like a champion, and gained many points for his team.
The U12’s were watching and cheering enthusiastically, and learning from observing the seniors. When it came to their match, they fought hard and their efforts were superb. Every aspect you want to see in your child gaining grit, tenacity and determination was on display during their match. Unfortunately they were beaten by a more skillful team and lost 3 sets to 0.
Today was truly a special day. Not only playing these Volleyball matches but the whole tour itself. VISP and ourselves certainly want to build on our schools relationships, and have many more sports matches against each other. I would like to thank the players parents for making this trip possible, and a special thanks to Mr Tim Horpinitch for coming along to help with the Juniors.