Peak School parents and guests are invited to attend a presentation by our Environment and Sustainability teacher, Mr. Michel Maruca on Friday, 9 November from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.
The International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) published its most recent report in October. The climate change problem is true and is global. The latest report portrays a dark future for our civilization, should the current trends pursue in just a very few years. In order to understand the scope, nature and pace of this challenge, Peak School backs up the report and invites its community to go through the report together. Block the date in your calendars and prepare all the questions you wish to ask. It will also be an occasion for Peak School to test some of the responses it drafted to answer this challenge.
While changing the soil of an old pot, students have discovered a hammer-head platelminto. One of the most amazing animal on Earth... and on space as the species of its family are used a lot by space researchers (more info here).
Our school bug-expert (thank you Craig!) have cross-checked if this specie was not invasive as they are known to eat earthworm. It would have been a risk for our garden and our island.
But no worries, our new friend is part of PSWS!
This year, we are looking for the best pots for our students' garden. Not too heavy but not too small. Not biodegradable but not environmentally harmful. Should we go up-cycling or invest in expensive professional pots? Choices are not many. Hence we have decided a trial-and-error approach. We'll test all ideas this year to confirm which one(s) is the best match for our garden practice.
5 gallons, non woven synthetic grow pot.
Ruttonjee Hospital has a garden, an ornemental garden and a vegetable one for patients and visitors to enjoy. And it happens that Ruttonjee Hospital garden is a friend of ours : It even sent us some of its seedlings.
Trees don't flee in front of a danger. They face it. They are our heroes. The typhoon Mangkhut proved it again. The biggest and the oldest trees of Peak School Wildlife Sanctuary were at the the forefront of the battle, protecting the life under them. Unfortunately, these braves ones have been hurt and we were obliged to fell two of them, for security reason.
More than 30% of forest wildlife depend on dead wood. That's why all national parks leave a majority of dead trees on their land. PSWSanctuary follows their example!
Big thanks to years 5 and 6 eco-group for their help in restoring the garden after Mangkhut!