Blue School Day

May 17 2022

Opinion article

Next Thursday, the 19th of May, we are celebrating Blue School day.

 

CLIP is now a Blue School for 5 years, meaning that, for five years, we fostered through innovation and creativity the learning of Ocean Literacy. As a Blue School, we promoted the development of critical thinking and cross-curriculum initiatives in students, encouraging them to transform their knowledge into effective attitude changes in their relationship with the Ocean. 

 

To celebrate this, we're delighted to invite students to bring their blue uniform polo, with staff joining in too with a blue item of clothing.

 

In this way, we can celebrate this special date and also raise awareness for Ocean sustainability and the importance of Ocean stewardship. 

Round-Table with CLIP Marine Society

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