Students, teachers create sculpture from recycled material to stress the importance of recycling for curbing waste
At a time when the civic authorities are mulling ways to make Amritsar filth-free and attain Zero-Waste status, the staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School have shown a simple, yet creative way of curbing waste--by recycling it. A sculpture on a student’s journey, made from recycled waste on the occasion of International Mother Earth Day, and installed in the peace pole area of the school stands as a testimony to the same.
Made from recycled material comprising old wooden desks, plastic pipes, exhaust fan coverings, aluminium, copper and bamboo chimes, all available within the schools, the sculpture, created by the Creative Arts Department of the school, is not just a depiction of the frenzy prevailing in a student’s mind at the start of his academic journey, which stabilizes over the years as he inches his way up the academic ladder, but also an attempt at reusing discarded goods.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the aim behind the initiative is to expose students of ways of curbing litter. “We want our students, and through them, the masses, to understand that nothing is garbage, everything is gold—that everything that we deem fit for the dustbin can be recycled and reused,” he said. He added that the entire material used for building the sculpture was available in the school and nothing was procured from the market.
Meanwhile, the students from classes I to V urged the masses to ‘Save the Planet Earth’ in various ways. While the students of classes I and II resorted to enactments conducted during special assemblies organized for them, they joined their seniors from classes III to V in highlighting the environmental concerns through activities involving drawing, painting and colouring.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the school is an advocate of environment-related issues without which humanity would be pushed to the brink of destruction. “We are consistent in our efforts to promote peace and environmental concerns and are training our students as well to love and sustain their planet and its environment through thoughtful acts,” they said.
Spring Dale Senior School