BIS Goes Green for Community Week
Berkeley International School spent the week of March 21- 25 celebrating their 4th annual Community Week, which is a time to engage our students in special activities geared toward particular causes. The focus for this year was waste reduction in communities. The students participated in a variety of collaborative activities led by teachers as well as local community organizations. Berkeley’s Kindergarten and Elementary students collected recycled materials from home and around the school to create a Recycling Exhibit in the library. Students got creative and worked to repurpose trash items into something new and exciting. The creations ranged from robots, to play houses, to jewelry.
Berkeley’s Secondary students worked with two different charitable organizations for green initiatives in the Bangkok area: Paper Ranger and Love Wildlife. Both are founded by Bangkok locals and work to promote the use of sustainable resources. At Paper Ranger the students created notebooks made out of recycled paper that are delivered to rural schools around Thailand. Students worked together to fold, bind, and decorate nearly 200 notebooks. The students also learned how to saw, drill, hammer, and sweat by building bamboo habitats for the rescued animals of the Love Wildlife Foundation.
This organization advocates for wildlife protection through education, and Berkeley students learned about the importance of using sustainable materials in their communities.