Pupils join forces for Earth Day to urge action on environment

Updated: 22 April 2021

Six schools in Croxley Green have come together for Earth Day 2021.

Six schools in Croxley Green have come together for Earth Day 2021 to help spread the message that we all need to look after our planet.

Pupils joined forces to perform and record a poem specially written and set to a new music composition by two Year 9 students from Croxley Danes School.

Helen Cox, Head of Humanities at Croxley Danes, said pupils were keen to empower others  to take action on environmental issues and bring the local community together.

She said: “The  poem expresses the urgent need to act and challenges everyone to do their bit by doing things such as buying local, using less plastic, recycling and using public transport.”

Harvey Road Primary School, Little Green Junior School, Malvern Way Infant and Nursery School, Rickmansworth School and Yorke Mead Primary School were the other schools involved in the video message.

The video has been uploaded to a new YouTube channel called Green Croxley  which has been created as a collaboration between the schools and community members who are keen to work together to raise awareness and take action on environmental issues. The new channel also features further videos showing ways that people can help protect the planet.

Earth Day is an annual event held every year on 22 April to show support for environmental protection and was first held in 1970. It is estimated the event now involves up to one billion people in more than 193 countries.

You can watch the video here: