The Academy commenced at exactly, 9:30am. All the kids were keenly waiting for the start of th event. The Academy had in attendance participating schools, teachers, invited guests and other people.
Prince Olawuyi Seyi welcomed the participants, introduced his team and ambassadors. The invited ambassadors were: Vivian, Victoria and Darasimi. The trio handled the presentation with a theme: “Now We Children Save the World”. The power point lectures touched the following areas: Causes of Climate Crisis, effects, solutions, Greenhouse Gases, Co2, Climate Justice, Renewable Energies and more about Climate Justice Ambassadors and Plant for the Planet’s activities, etc. The program coordinator contributed to the presentation to explain some technical terms to the participants.
The participants watched film – “The Man who planted Trees” and they had break and engaged in World Game in which issues related to counties and how they emited CO2 were demonstrated. The participants broke later into four different groups for the World Café in which each group did deliberate on different major topical issues such as : How they can involve media in promoting the project in Nigeria, how they can organize tree planting party in their communities and schools and deliberation on how best they . The groups were happy to read out the outcomes of their deliberation. During the groups’ presentations some outstanding students who were eloquent and comport themselves excellently were identified.
During the Trees planting session the participants were taught how to plant, the importance of tree planting, the best time to plant and the essence of tree planting. The participants were happy to involve in tree planting activities. 10 Fruit trees were planted.
Certificates were later presented to the participants. In closing remarks, the program coordinator informed the participants about the forthcoming Youth Conference coming up on 16th March in Ibadan. He urged the ambassadors to ensure that sensitize their colleagues on the need to plant trees. The Principal of the Host school-Mr. Oyenowo Olanrewaju admonished the students to ensure that they should put into practices those lessons that they were learnt during the Academy.
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