Fourth grade students from New York School had their opening activity for their Transdisciplinary project called “Amazing Beings». This project and its central idea set the intention of creating awareness in kids to acknowledge the importance of adopting animals, instead of buying and exposed as well the huge issue in Colombia with the traffic of wild life. The school had the participation of external experts and some voice speakers of our Elementary community who shared with us their knowledge, expertise and the advice to protect animal’s lives from different perspectives.
The special guests were: Nicole Morales Freezer, biologist from the Animal’s Protection Association; Batman Camargo, Councilor from Chía and activist for the animals’ rights: and Santiago Espitia Reyes, member of the Animal’s Protection Association. They will be helping fourth grade students and staff along the trimester to explain to children about laws and regulations towards the illegal traffic of wild animals as well as animal’s rights.
We also had the participation of Mrs. Andreina Brito, Mrs. Mónica Gaitán and Mrs. Laura Hernández; who are teachers from our section that belong to a group which rescues, gives shelter and helps cats in neglected conditions. Without any doubt, this unit of inquiry will be meaningful for children, generating on them great actions to care and protect animals.