Silverhill School News

Which endangered animal will your child adopt?

Published on 4 October 2019

Each class at Silverhill has an animal mascot! The mascots have been chosen because they are all endangered animals. Did you know that turtles have been present on earth for over 200 million years? But they are at risk of disappearing as there numbers have declined by 80% over three generations. Three African rhinos are killed every day just in South Africa alone. We can all remember the story about the banned Iceland advert that identified the plight of the Orangutan; whose habitat is being destroyed by palm tree plantations. It was this assembly and following discussions we had about this banned advert that inspired Rosheen & Sofia to raise £84 in school for the Orangutan foundation.

Towards the end of this half term, classes will be holding an Endangered Day, where they will learn more about the difficulties the animals are experiencing in their habitats. Each class hopes to raise £36 so that they can adopt their animal and help save their lives. Silverhill is an Eco-School and therefore we feel it is important to include this learning within our curriculum and hopefully increase awareness and contribute, albeit in a small way, to the plight of these endangered species. Your class teachers will provide further details through Class Dojo. Thank you.