Washington Archibald High Students on a Mission to Safeguard Environment

“Be a part of the plan, take a stand, WASHIE is not a garbage can”, is the theme for the week of activities organized by the school’s student body. Public Relations Officer for the student body, Josiah Oyebefun explained to MiyVue.com, that the initiative was undertaken in order to create an awareness among the students at the school about the harmful effects that can be caused by destroying the environment.

“It has been observed on many occasions that we the students are guilty of littering and doing all sort of harmful stuff to our environment.  There are radio and television messages about the harmful effects, but we decided that if we take it into our school then the message will be in their (the students) face on a daily basis and that way we all will be reminded,” the PRO said.

This is the second year that the school has taken on the project and according to Josiah, is have been embraced by many persons.

“The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is saying that they like it and they have supported us since we began in 2009. The students are also happy to be a part of the initiative and our goal is to make this an annual project, so that persons can see that we care about the environment and they should too,” he added.

The week of activities began on Monday 8th November with a pep-rally, a spelling B competition held on the 9th and a tree planting ceremony at the school on Wednesday, 10th November. On Thursday, 11th there will be a poster competition, followed by a cleanup campaign, on Friday 12th around the school grounds, and this will climax the week of activities.

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