As you may recall, during our Drastic Plastic Week earlier in the year, a small team of children (supported by adult helpers) created the spectacularly colourful bird that later went on to win the competition. We welcomed Lauren St John to the our school on Monday and gratefully received our prize of 50 new books for our class libraries.
We were delighted that Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe, Dolphin Song, Operation Rhino and The Last Leopard spoke in assembly about her life growing up in Zimbabwe, how her interest in conservation developed, her career as a journalist and now an author who is involved in the Born Free Foundation and Authors for Oceans. Her talk was inspiring and something we, at St John’s, will will building upon, particularly with respect to plastic waste. She very kindly led a writing workshop too.
She was astounded by the children’s enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference to the planet and reiterated that St John’s was a deserving winner. Let’s continue to work hard to reduce waste and help to make a difference in protecting our wonderful creatures on our beautiful planet.