GPS set to recognise eco-conscious schools

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The third edition of the Qatar Today-powered Green Programme for Schools (GPS) will conclude on May 17 with an awards ceremony that celebrates the hard work put in by students, teachers and volunteers this year.

 

Qatar Today and its partners will come together to celebrate the successful conclusion of the third edition of the Green Programme for Schools (GPS), which has been the largest yet with the participation of 60 schools, reaching out to almost 32,000 students.

 

An initiative by Qatar Today, Green Programme for Schools is a first-of- its-kind outreach in Qatar that aims to instill green values where it matters the most – in the younger generation. Over the last year, GPS volunteers and partners have been visiting various schools and engaging with the youth about environmentally sound practices and sustainable living.

 

Through unique programmes, GPS was able to enhance students’ understanding of the environmental problems that face us and give them the tools to make a positive change, while initiating a dialogue between students and their peers and parents on ways to conserve energy, water and electricity.

 

The awards ceremony, will be held at Birla Public School, is expected to see attendance by over 600 students and teachers who will talk about and share some of the exemplary work they have been doing over the year as part of GPS. We will also be giving away the GPS Eco School of the Year Award 2016 in addition to five other awards, in recognition of the final projects submitted by students and also their enthusiastic participation over the year.

 

The awards will be chosen by a panel of our partners and distributed by the Chief Guest, Khalifa Bin Saad Al-Derham, Director of Independent Schools at the Supreme Education Council. The two-hour will also be peppered with interesting talks and activities, notably a speech by the founder of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Neeshad V S and a funny, yet message-driven puppet show by the Jungle Zone.