For this occasion, the La Mennais Highschool (2200 students) in Papeete, Tahiti, organised several awareness raising workshops for the students.
Elodie Favre, a student in Biology, currently doing an internship with te mana o te moana, was in charge of the part concerning “environment” on the 20th and 21st of March. She visited 8 classes, ranging from 6e to post-baccalaureate classes.
In every class, a 26-minutes video was viewed. This film, called “Honu Here – let’s protect what is sacred”, shows te mana o te moana’s actions and presents sea turtles in French Polynesia.
Considering the differences of age and level in each class, Elodie adapted her speech and activities in each case, using games and quizzes for the youngest, and a more scientific approach for elder students.
Very concerned by environmental problems, the students showed much interest in te mana o te moana’s actions. Some said they may even become volunteer!