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Theme Day 2019

Posted on 15th Oct, 2019

Sustainable fashion was all the rage at Christ Church Cathedral School’s Environment Theme Day today as boys set about sewing their own mock-up Gucci bags and learnt about Nike’s pioneering shoes made from recyclable plastic.

Sustainable fashion was all the rage at Christ Church Cathedral School’s Environment Theme Day today as boys set about sewing their own mock-up Gucci bags and learnt about Nike’s pioneering shoes made from recyclable plastic.

Baishakhi Sengupta, a sustainability manager and mother of Nishan in Form 6, spoke to the boys about renewable energy and encouraged them to believe they were “troupers” who could make a difference. “It is really critical that young minds such as yours engage,” she said. “The next 30 to 50 years are going to be challenging for the Earth but you will be in decision-making positions. As scientists and entrepreneurs you can help solve the problem as you grow up.”  Pre-Prep boys enjoyed listening to Peter Hawkins, of the Oxfordshire BeeKeepers Association, telling them about bees and pollination. They searched for the queen bee (“Very dark with a large abdomen”) in the observation hive as they queued up to sample some Oxfordshire honey.  Boys in Forms 3 and 4 powered up the parts for a solar-driven robot, sketched designs for electric cars and planted baby leaf salad whilst the older boys watched Davis Guggenheim’s film, An Inconvenient Truth.

 

        

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