Doha College ECO focus
It has been an exceptionally busy few weeks and months for the Eco Committee. Read about some of their wonderful achievements.
On our most recent beach clean-up, 80 students and 10 staff collected 400kg of rubbish from Al Zubarah Fort beach; it was a very impactful experience for the students, who got to see first-hand the scale of plastic sea pollution.
Two primary and two secondary students had the opportunity to explore the ecological treasure of Qatar's mangrove on a trip with other Eco schools, lead by Dr. Aspa Chatziefthimiou, ecologist, and Ruba Hinnawi from "Earthna."
We have launched the second edition of our Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbook, which celebrates not only our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, but also our diverse cultures as a community. This is a collaboration of both the DEI and Eco Committees. Tap the image (by Naisha Faith Kather, winner of the cover competition) to be taken on a cullinary journey!
‘The Great Eco Bake Off’ received many entries from students, parents and staff, which were innovative and, of course, eco-friendly. 1st place went to Bethan Amos (Year 6), 2nd place to Sofia Estrada and Gabriel Haddon (Year 9), and 3rd place to Sienna Smith (Year 3). Bethan is pictured here receiving her prize. Browse the gallery below to see some of the entries.
Enthusiastic Doha College parent Afreen Nagaria helped organise two recycled art workshops: one for parents and one for staff. Participants spent a few enjoyable hours crafting art out of recycled materials, and strengthening the community bonds all the while!
The ECO focus will continue apace with a further two events this term: Earth Hour, when we will minimise paper and energy consumption across the campus, and Earth Day, a non-uniform fund-raiser in aid of a tree-planting project.
Scroll for more images from all the events!