A Week with Jane Goodall: Photo Blog

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Last Week Green School was honored to host Jane Goodall on campus. The event lasted from Saturday at the amazing and inspiring Plastik Tidak Fantastik Festival, until Tuesday at the touching and memorable Green School 2014 Graduation Ceremony. It was, to say the least, an eventful week, and I was lucky enough to have been part of the press team. I don;t believe I could successfully share and express how inspiring and truly beautiful this last week of school was, so instead I thought I would share some pictures from the Festival.

To learn more about Dr. Goodall and her Roots and Shoots program click here: https://www.rootsandshoots.org/

Saturday, June 14: Platik Tidak Fantastik Festval 

This event was extremely successful, and was organized almost entirely by the Bye Bye Platic Bag Team.

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Silent Auction

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Ben getting his face painted by one of the Bye Bye Plastik bag girls

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Chayton with his new up-cycled bag.

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Capoeira workshop!

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Up-Cycling booth (Turn shirts into alternative bags)

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One of the many eco-friendly stalls

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Another stall

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Jane Goodall arrives on campus!

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Jane Goodall speaking to the Bye Bye Plastik Bag girls.

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Eco friendly booth

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Bye Bye Plastic Bag booth

Sunday June 15: Conservation Conference

Filled with amazing ideas and discussions this day was unforgettable. It is heartwarming to learn about all the efforts happening around the island to preserve its environment and beauty.

Forest Conservation Panel and Discussion

Forest Conservation Panel and Discussion

An amazing  dance performance

An amazing dance performance

Bye Bye Plastic Bag girls speak at a panel and discussion.

Bye Bye Plastic Bag girls speak at a panel and discussion.

Another Panel discussion about education

Another Panel discussion about education

Jane Goodall book signing

Jane Goodall book signing

Jane Goodall book signing

Jane Goodall book signing

 

Monday, June 16: Roots and Shoots Day and Fundraising Dinner

On this Day Jane Goodall got a tour around school. She also came into all the classrooms to see exactly how we do our learning at Green School. We had a special dedicated assembly to Jane Goodall and the Roots and Shoots organization. The day ended with music, dance and many smiles. Finally, there was a private fundraising dinner open to only 50 guests.

 

Jane Goodall Press Conference

Jane Goodall Press Conference

Press Conference

Press Conference

An Assembly buzzing with excitment

An Assembly buzzing with excitment

Jane Goodall amongst the crowd.

Jane Goodall amongst the crowd.

Jane Goodall speaking

Jane Goodall speaking

The entre school sung Jane a Goodall an original song: "Thank You Doctor Goodall"

The entire school sang Jane a Goodall an original song: “The Roots Go Down”.

Roots and Shoots!

Roots and Shoots!

 

Tuesday June 17: Green School Graduation (Keynote Speaker: Jane Goodall)

This day was a hard day for everyone, not only was it an to this amazing to this four day festival, but it was also a goodbye to the class of 2014 senior graduates. The ceremony was beautiful, and unfortunately I was so engaged by it I did not get many pictures. We will miss this incredible class!

 

Pak Andy's speach. We will miss you too!

Pak Andy’s speach. We will miss you too!

 

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My name is Shanti Balam Belaustegui Pockell. I've got a mom from America and a dad from Argentina, but I was born in Mexico. I have been living in Bali, Indonesia and attending the Green School for about three years now, and this is my second year blogging.

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