On Friday, January the 12th , three MBTS Casa students (Rowyn, Sofia and Riley) had a play date of a slightly different variety. They headed to their favourite beach in North Side after school and spent the afternoon cleaning up the garbage and debris that had washed up onto the shore from the one of the recent Nor’easters to blow through Grand Cayman.
After a lot of hard work, help from their grown-ups, twenty full extra-large garbage bags and a few swim breaks, they managed to clear the short stretch of beach of the majority of trash and restore it to its natural state of beauty. They took great pride in a job well done and enjoyed a well-deserved pizza and dance party in the evening.
Although their accomplishment could easily be dismissed as a drop in the bucket, our Casa children are learning that this proverbial bucket (which represents a future in which planet Earth is clean and cared for) can indeed become full if many individuals persist in adding their own small drops or contributions.
The photo of the girls on the beach surrounded by garbage gazing at rainbow on the horizon is especially poignant because it inspires in the viewer both heartbreak and hope, a combination that encompasses the conflicting emotions that many people experience when considering the current state of the world and the future of planet Earth.