Year 6 contemplate Earth Day…
Friday 22 April 2016 was Earth Day, an annual world-wide event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To mark the occasion, Reigate St Mary’s Year 6 pupils put together an A-Z of world environmental concerns to highlight issues affecting the planet. It was thought provoking and gave them all a chance to consider environmental concerns which will affect all of us.
Here are five things you probably don’t know about Earth Day:
- One billion people across the world were involved with Earth Day this year.
- The celebration has its own flag that features a picture of the Earth taken from Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon.
- 20 million people participated in the first ever Earth Day in 1970.
- No one knows where the name or date for the day came from as the organisers can’t remember.
- In 2008 Disney launched Disneynature, a channel dedicated to environmental documentaries, in celebration of Earth Day.