The Eco-School Committee of Wesley Methodist School Kuala Lumpur celebrated World Forest Day on the 27th of January 2014 with the launching of the First Eco assembly, which served to alert students to ever-growing environmental concerns and to kick-start “Moving Forward to Green Flag”, the school’s Eco Programme. The event was officiated by Madam Chia and Mr Sooria unfurling the “Moving Forward to Green Flag” banner. Next, Madam Chia delivered her opening speech which enlightened the students about the school’s grand plans for the year; to achieve the prestigious Green Flag Award.
The guest-of-honour, Mr Sooria, the Chairman of Solid Waste Management of Local Agenda 21 Kuala Lumpur, then spoke about the necessity of environmental conservation. A copy of the school’s Silver Award Certificate along with the “Moving Forward to Green Flag” programme was enclosed in a time capsule and buried by Mr Sooria and Madam Chia in the flower bed near the podium to commemorate the event. The assembly ended with a bang with the performance of a skit about World Forest Day by the Eco-School Committee.
World Forest Day, or the International Day of Forests, falls on the 21st of March annually. It is an occasion for people the world over to work together and share ideas about saving forests and addressing climate change. This is because forests play an essential role in maintaining the global climate.