Lynbrook PS Turns Green and Blue for a Great Cause!
‘i sea, i care’ Dolphin Research Institute Fundraiser
On Tuesday 18th October, Lynbrook Primary School DRI Ambassadors held an ‘i sea, i care’ Nude Food Day. Over 950 students came to school dressed in their blue and green t-shirts to represent the ocean and earth. The nude food day encouraged students to be more aware of packaging in their lunch box and challenged everyone to come up with alternatives such as Tupperware containers to reduce the amounts taken to landfill everyday. There was a competition between all 42 grades to see which class could bring the least rubbish, and the winner was Prep L! As part of the day, the donations were put onto a dolphin outline (see above). A total of $801.85 was raised which will be donated directly to the DRI to continue our ongoing support for the foundation. The money is used for research, educating primary and secondary students, informing the community about protecting dolphins in the bays and running local events to raise awareness.
The students at Lynbrook Primary School have benefited greatly since becoming a DRI school. They have learnt many leadership and public speaking skills and deepened their understanding of the marine environment through the DRI Ambassadors program.
We hope that ‘Nude Food Tuesdays’ will become a regular occurrence at our school along with the weekly lunchtime clean-up program that already runs. A big thank you goes out to all the students who dressed up and contributed to the special day. We look forward to continuing to support the Dolphin Research Institute for many more years to come.
(Erin Stevenson supplied this article and photograph; thank you, Erin and all the students at Lynbrook Primary School).