This Wednesday, our Grade 2 and Grade 11 students got together to share their learning about mangroves in the Cayman Islands and the wider world. Our eleventh graders were really impressed with the second grader's knowledge of the mangroves and enthusiasm about the Grove Zone project! Each second grader presented their beautiful drawings and an educational paragraph about the mangroves to one of the eleventh graders demonstrating their learning so far. The eleventh graders then gave a presentation to the second graders, explaining a little more about the mangroves, why they need to be protected, and the actions they can take to help protect them such as reducing single-use plastic.
The students from both ends of the school engaged with one another, asking questions of those presenting and showing a real desire to learn together about this important part of our island's ecosystem. To finish off the afternoon, they played two learning games - 'Food Chain Tag' to help understand the food chains in the ecosystem, and 'Mangroves Puzzle Hunt' to learn about the different parts of a mangrove. The Grade 11 Grove Zone team is thrilled to be able to work with such passionate young students who are willing to make a difference in the world and look forward to continuing our learning journey together!