Students Brighten Up School Garden by Painting Tires

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, students at the Suleimaniah International School, a SABIS® Network school, decorated the school garden with tires. The school’s head prefect and prefects took part in this event, which taught the students how different items can be repurposed instead of thrown away.

First, the Student Life Coordinator (SLC) collected second-hand tires that would be used in the school’s garden. The students were asked by the SLC to come to the school on Saturday to paint the tires all different colors and designs, so that they could be put around the garden area of the school.

The students got very creative, painting ladybirds and bumblebees, among other cool designs. Small chairs were made from the painted tires, making the garden much brighter.

Thanks to the students’ hard work, the school garden has become a more welcoming space. The project has also instilled a sense of pride in the students, ensuring they keep the garden very tidy. The students displayed team work and learned how to reuse an old item for a different use.

As a result of this event, more responsibility has been passed on to the Green Initiatives prefect, who will help ensure that the garden is well maintained and cared for.

“While the students painted, they repeatedly declared that they were having lots of fun. They also said that they felt very lucky to be a part of a project to improve the school,” the SLC said. This is just one of the ways the students are making a difference.

To visit the gallery of the event, please click here.

Suleimaniah International School

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