Last time, we said that Iris got in an argument with Jimmy over a piece of cake, but that she later learned to be grateful, and made up with Jimmy. A month later, the Happy Forest had their annual sports competition.
Andrew, Victor and Junior all signed up for the sprint, and the other classmates all cheered them on.
The sprint began. Teacher Rolin blew the whistle, and Junior was the first to react. He left Victor and Andrew far behind. They saw that Junior was nearly to the finish line, and would surely win the medal, but just at this time, he tripped on something, fell, and hurt his leg!
Teacher Rolin immediately stopped the competition, and all of Junior’s classmates ran to see what had happened. He had tripped on a soda can! But why would there be a soda can in the forest?
Pandora looked in the river, and saw that it was full of plastic bottles, bags and other trash. Teacher Rolin frowned and said, “There’s so much trash in the river because people litter, and it’s only getting worse.”
Everyone looked at the beautiful forest, and the piles of trash, and felt very sad. Andrew said, “This forest belongs to everyone. We need to protect the environment together.” His classmates all nodded and said, “We’ll help clean up the trash!”
They each got a trash bag and bent down to pick up the soda cans and cardboard boxes on the ground. Andrew found a net and gathered the plastic bottles and bags floating on the river. Victor climbed a tree and pulled down the kites and balloons stuck in it. Very quickly, all the trash had been cleared, and the forest was beautiful and clean again.
Iris was worried, though. She said, “We cleaned the forest today, but what if someone litters again tomorrow?” Teacher Rolin smiled and said, “Well, let’s make a plan to protect the forest! Every weekend, we will come out and clean up the trash to protect the environment.” Everyone agreed.
A few days later, Teacher Rolin organized a treasure hunt for everyone to attend. Who will be victorious? Let’s find out next week!
Goodnight. Sweet dreams.