Hampton School Pupils on MBC
Our pupils filled us with immense pride as they confidently performed a 30-minute skit at the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation Studio (MBC). The skit was an original Hampton School creation that highlighted the importance of keeping our oceans clean and free of plastics.
More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year. As a result, fishes, seabirds, sea turtles, and other marine life either become entangled in or ingest plastic debris, causing suffocation, starvation, and drowning. Unfortunately, it takes about 450 years for these plastic wastes to decompose in the ocean.
At Hampton, part of our duty is educating pupils of the most complex environmental challenges we face as a society. We have found drama to be an effective tool in demystifying these complexities. That’s why it is integral to our curriculum.
Aside from learning about the damages plastics cause to marine life through this skit, the pupils were also involved in the drama production process; from the creation of props to stage handwork, dancing, and even directing!
In addition to that, the pupils performed two dance numbers that emphasized the importance of washing their hands during these unprecedented times and a song performance for World Literacy Day.
We would like to thank MBC for giving us a warm welcome and airing our show. Our deepest appreciation also goes to parents for trusting us to mold your kids into future leaders.