An open letter to the mayor Raggi to report the heaps of garbage present outside the bins near the school, a series of objects made from recycled material and more generally a greater awareness of the fragility of the environment and the role that each person, adult or child can play in ‘healing’. Thus ended the path of a class of the Falcone e Borsellino Primary School in Rome on the occasion of the Week of Legality, for which the theme of ecology was chosen this year. “Our planet, due to progress, comforts, waste, incorrect lifestyles, is getting seriously ill – explain the children in the video made to document the path – it is up to us, young and old, to find the right therapy to make him heal “. The journey of children into ecology has already begun in the classroom, with the analysis of all the materials used daily in the classroom but also in the canteen, how long it takes to degrade in the environment and how to dispose of them correctly according to the principles of the ‘four. R ‘, reduction, reuse, recycling and recovery’, then put into practice by making objects with waste materials. “I made a ship with a cardboard box – says a child of the class – then I gave it to my grandparents who were supposed to go on a cruise but were unable to go because of Covid “. The gaze of the ‘ecological sentinels’ then turned to the outside of the school, where he found a lot of work. The result was a letter to the Mayor, in which the children ask to solve the problem of waste left near the bins near the school, and various testimonies of places in Rome marked by decay, starting from the cycle path on the Lungotevere. “We have also seen in the streets near our school that people leave all kinds of waste on the ground, out of the bins! – tell the children in the video – For the degradation of the bins we also wrote a letter to the Mayor Raggi asking to clean up faster what is scattered on the sidewalks, even if, in reality, the fault lies with those who leave the waste on the ground. Maybe these people don’t know that ecological islands exist ”. At the end of the itinerary there is an exhibition with some works made in the classroom, vases obtained by reusing old bottles of detergent, but above all an awareness in children of ecological issues, ready to be transmitted to adults as well, as the teachers of the class explain, the third A. The teachers of the class are convinced “that the issue of environmental protection and in particular of waste and recycling have fully involved and motivated the young students. Their commitment in practicing correct behavior through small daily gestures was commendable. Surely the children who know today and know how to do tomorrow will also know how to be aware citizens of a better society ”.
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