STAFF REPORT LHR: Students from around 80 schools displayed 3D models representing various environmental themes at the WWFs 16th Annual Nature Carnival recently held at the Race Course Park in Lahore.

Over 10,000 people flocked to the carnival.

Themes including Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, Benefits of Trees, Green Neighbourhoods, Health, Hygiene and Environment, Disaster Management, Watershed Management, Illegal Hunting and Environment Management Systems were presented through 3D models.

Nuzhat Siddiqi, Coordinator WWF, told the media that WWF organised the carnival every year to provide students opportunities to present innovative solutions to environmental problems.

“Children are the leaders of tomorrow…we hope they will serve the planet better than their elders,” she fur.ther said.

WWF-Pakistan Director General Ali Hassan Habib said, “Environmental education should be a specific component of our school curriculum. We can only create an environmentally sensitive population by instilling awareness in our young ones.”

Several activities including art competition, a quiz competition, an essay competition, a magic show, puppet shows, a lucky draw, live music and an environmental theatre performance were organised.

The team from Beaconhouse Johar Town Junior won first prize and the Supreme Education School System stood second for their 3D model on the theme Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Laurel Bank Shalimar Campus stood first and Punjab School Junior stood second for their models in the Benefits of Trees category.

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