TEXT 2. students’ project
Read the article and put paragraphs (A-F) in the correct order (1-6).
A 3 After a long discussion, the students decided on one project. It was a vegetable garden near the school — they created it without chemicals or pesticides. Next year they are going to plant winter vegetables and sell them to the local community. The school will later use the money to fund more environmental projects in the local area.
B 1 Twenty-one students from Cumberland High School, 200 km west of Southampton, have taken part in some landcare projects, and this year won the Environmental Project Award for the first time.
C 2 First, the students researched several environmental problems in their local area and thought of ways to solve the problems. They spent a long time discussing the environmental issues with their teachers. They had to decide what they would like the area to look like and what they wanted to do.
D 6 He was very happy about his students’ involvement in the school’s landcare activities and said, ‘I believe a lot of our children will continue to protect the environment in the future in one way or another.’
E 4 ‘We still have to think about what to do with the money we get from selling the vegetables,’ said Peter Smith — one of the students involved in the project. ‘We want to spend it very carefully. We’ll certainly need some money to prepare posters and inform the community about our activities. We can all do something: recycle newspapers, save water or energy. It’s simple. If everybody does their part of the work well, we can all help to save our planet.’
F 5 Teachers at Cumberland High are doing their part by helping students with their projects and giving their time and advice generously. The school director, Michael Donaldson, believes this kind of environmental work teaches students important lessons for the future.
Peter Smith believes everybody should protect the environment.