Dec 6 : An elocution and an Essay writing competition were organised for the students of Lourdes central school of classes VII and VIII as a part of the International School Accreditation( ISA ) -project-Global warming on 5/12/2018 . 

The participants spoke about the impact of Global warming and the essays were written on the solutions to stop polluting the environment and conserve it for the future. .Robert D’Souza, the Principal and Ms.Belita Mascarenhas , the Vice Principal were present on the occasion.Ms Sandhya and Fr Nelson judged the competition. Rev Fr Robert D Souza addressed the gathering and appreciated the participants for their efforts. He adviced all the students to participate actively in co-curricular activities. He also thanked the judges and the teachers for their time and efforts.

The teachers-in –charge were Ms Lavina Castelino,Ms Rekha Naveen and Ms Lavina Serrao. Suheana of class VII compered the programme.

A talk on Global Warming was also organised on the occasion of International Day of Climate Action, for the students of Class VII on 23 October, 2018 as a part of the schools ISA project.

The resource person ,Ms Benzita Roshal Ferrao, a clinical psychologist and skilled speaker also an active member of the Toast Masters Club, Mangalore initiated the talk by informing the students the possibility of global warming becoming a potential threat to life on earth. A short video clipping with contents related to the Greenhouse gases, its balance, and our role as humans to help control it was shown. This was followed by a discussion about the different countries contributing to global warming. She also explained how global warming was caused by UK and Australia as Industrialized countries is different from the same caused by Mexico and India as Industrializing countries.

She further discussed how global warming caused problems like diseases, rising sea levels, agricultural issues, etc. The concept of Waste Management being a leading industry internationally in helping control global warming was introduced to the audience. As children, they were asked to contribute to the same by practicing recycling, saving electricity, and planting trees and the session was concluded by answering the queries at the end of the talk.

As a part of the ISA- project activity a skype conversation was held with the students of UK regarding ‘the emission of carbon dioxide and finding measures to minimise it’

The ISA project at Lourdes Central School is being coordinated by teachers, Ms Harshitha S. and Mr Henry Mascarenhas.

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