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As part of the Green Warriors programme, the chirpy mascots Sheroo and Bhaloo visited school children.

Published: 06th February 2012 11:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:51 PM   |  A+A-

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Tiger in the classroom: (Above) Sheroo talks to the students of St Patrick’s school in the city about conserving nature.

Creatures from the wild’ filled the classrooms of a few city schools with messages on conserving their environment this season.

As part of the Green Warriors programme, an outreach activity of Greenpeace, the chirpy  mascots Sheroo and Bhaloo visited school children to get them to pitch in for the environment , from January last week.

Following the launch of the Junglistan campaign last month when Sheroo and Bhaloo visited different pockets of the city to spread awareness on saving their natural habitat, a school-connect initiative was launched in the city.

Nearly 100 children, all Class 6 students of Vidya Mandir, Mylapore participated in an interactive session on the topic ‘Save our Forests’ on the school premises on January 27.

The programme also witnessed the enthusiastic participants opening up on their ideas of shaping the roadmap to create a more sustainable environment.

Similarly, St Patrick’s school was host to Sheroo’s talk that threw light on the ways to preserve our environment on January 25.

At the end of the very animated session, the Class 7 students of the school made a pledge to create awareness on Sheroo’s habitat, the forests of Central India.

A stimulating quiz on the environment took place in Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kilpauk on January 28 to ensure the nature-loving Class 7 students took home the pivotal message. The budding wildlife enthusiasts gave their best shot at figuring out definitions of environment-related topics; whizzed through funny word games, and even recalled their geography lessons to perfection. Extempore talks on climate change, biodiversity and eco-friendly initiatives also added to the excitement in the charged milieu.

Participants had a field day at the event that was a culmination of the year-long activity to engage in environment-sensitive efforts, such as cutting down on usage of plastics on campus, sharing tips on saving electricity and planting more trees.

Commenting on the students’ response, K Swarnamughi, science teacher, Chinmaya Vidyalaya said, “It’s all about learning by doing. They are now more aware about the environment around them.”

 According to S Suchi, the coordinator of the Green Warriors programme, the on-going initiative will witness Sheroo and Bhaloo visiting more city schools in the coming weeks.

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