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Safeguarding Our Future by Reshaping Plastic Waste

Published by SchoolAdvisor on Mar 26, 2019, 12:30 PM

Kuala Lumpur, 16 March 2019 – The saying “teach them young” has never held more weight in this day of age, when pollution is at an all-time high and conservation efforts is vital to save this planet we call home. In an effort to safeguard the future, White Lodge International Preschool (White Lodge), one of the leading preschools in Malaysia, organised an art exhibition that aims to educate preschool children on the importance of conservation efforts and at the same time empower them to take action and recycle plastic waste.

This first-ever art exhibition from White Lodge centered around the theme ‘End of Plastic Pollution’ and involved pre-school children aged two-and-a-half to six repurposing used plastic materials into works of art. By repurposing plastic waste, these children also contributed in reducing the amount of plastic pollution.

According to the Earth Day Network (EDN), approximately 9.1 billion tonnes of plastic had been produced worldwide as of May 2018. Out of this amount, 6.9 billion tonnes have become wastes, turning plastic pollution into a very serious matter.

Jayne Nadarajoo, Founding Director of White Lodge Education Group Services, said: “While we cannot change the past, we can protect our future by creating awareness and empowering the next generation – our children! We hope to use the art exhibition as a platform to educate children about environmental issues and empower them with ways to conserve natural resources.”

During the art exhibition, plastic products were recycled and reshaped into beautiful decorative pieces before being displayed proudly for everyone to view.

Embracing the five core values of White Lodge: We Respect Our World, We Love Learning, We Encourage Imagination, We Celebrate Difference and We Keep it Real, the art exhibition brought both parents and children together to play their parts and be involved in a fun yet meaningful green event.

Inspired by the world of Jackson Pollock, the children splattered colourful paint on plastic products and created a spinning module.

White Lodge believes that the most opportune moment to create awareness about conservational efforts – such as recycling – is when a child is in preschool.

The artist Jane Perkins also inspired the children at White Lodge to create art collages using colourful bottle caps. Both pre-kindergarten and kindergarten children also role-played as superheroes, envisioning what they could do to protect Mother Earth!

At the end of the event, the children proudly presented a big sing-along to the attending parents.

On 25 March 2019, White Lodge will open the doors to its newest centre in Desa Park City, Kuala Lumpur. White Lodge offers a range of learning amenities for children aged 18 months to six-and-a-half-years old and encourages children to explore and learn creatively at their own pace. Providing flexible two-, three- or five-day programmes, the preschool and child care centre provides flexible options for parents to suit their needs.

Unique to White Lodge in Desa Park City, the centre will also have enrichment classes for Singapore maths, Mandarin, reading and phonics. Furthermore, the centre will also see several activity clubs for all children on full day progammes. This includes; the White Lodge book club, fitness club, musical theatre and even a games day.

For more information on White Lodge and their unique curriculum, please visit https://whitelodge.edu.my/ 

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