Save habitat, students told

The National,Thursday June 16th, 2016

A FORMER politician has urged students to look after their environment and preserve it for future generations.
Speaking during World Environment Day celebrations at the Markham Bridge Primary School, former Huon Gulf MP Sasa Zibe said: “Let us prevent people from smuggling our resources out of the country. We must make it our aim to look after our environment today for future generations.”
Zibe, a former health minister and now an environment advocate was the guest speaker at the school last Friday.
School head teacher Gelam Steven said they had observed the day on June 10 instead of June 6 because they had to combine activities of five schools.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day was “Stop Illegal Trade in Wild Life.”
Wampar LLG president Michael Poane expressed a similar view to the 300-plus students.
He told the students their actions must not destroy or pollute the environment but conserve it.
Poane urged students to protect the country’s flora and fauna.
Five schools – Potaput, Yasua, Phile and Markham Bridge elementary and primary schools celebrated the day together.
“We hope to do more events in the future to ensure students take part and are educated on issues affecting them,” Steven said.