Mon, 23 April 2018
Writing for a purpose is incredibly important for Junior pupils at the British School of Bahrain and the 'power of the pen' was really shown this week as Year 5 tackled the issue of single use plastic. The pupils of class 5.2 had noticed that every time they ordered food from Talabat, the restaurants would include plastic cutlery in their delivery. Invariably this was used once and thrown away or not used at all...and thrown away. Pupils have studied how a huge amount of this plastic ends up in the sea and helps contribute to natural disasters such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area approximately 700,000 square kilometres that contains a vast amount of marine debris particles.
Hoping to see if they could affect the thinking of businesses in Bahrain, the pupils wrote directly to Talabat and requested that they help reduce plastic cutlery sent by restaurants. They were delighted to swiftly receive an e-mail directly from Mahmoud Badawy, Managing Director of Talabat Bahrain/Jordan who thanked them for their interest in the subject and revealed that a 'No Cutlery' feature would soon be appearing on the Talabat order forms - a fabulous combined result. Restaurants on Talabat are responsible for including cutlery, but Talabat is keen to encourage restaurant partners to take steps towards environmental sustainability. Mr Badawy then kindly went one step further and arranged a personal visit to the pupils at school, delivering some potted plants for each child in recognition of their environmental efforts.
Class teacher, Mr Thomas Monks reported that the children 'were delighted to have received such a positive response from Talabat and that the school was incredibly proud of their achievements.'