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“The Blue Planet” through the eyes of students – launch of digital drawing competition

The protection of planet resources is an important cause Netspring strives to promote.


This year, under the theme of “The Blue Planet” Netspring has invited schools to participate in a student coding/digital painting competition. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts on “Blue Planet” related subjects such as water scarcity, impact of water pollution on marine life, how to reduce water pollution and animal and plants protection etc. Through the process we aim to stimulate students’ creativity as well as raise their awareness in environmental protection.


To promote the theme further, Netspring collaborated with Virtuos to organise volunteer activities to bring the concept of protecting “The Blue Planet” to students in Shaanxi Xianyang. It has been almost a year since Virtuos Xian Studio successfully launched its IT classroom there. We came back to pay a visit not only to follow up on the 200+ children of migrant workers who are benefiting from the digital resources but also to prepare them for “The Blue Planet” drawing competition.


During the visit, volunteers form groups to provide IT and Art trainings to students. Students had chances to participate in handicraft painting and digital paintings activities. For the whole morning the classroom was flourished with laughers and excitement. Our students left the class with inspirations and creativity while our volunteers were fulfilled with satisfaction. After the class, students and volunteers also played basketball together to test out the basketball stands contributed by Virtuos.


If you wish to support this meaningful activity, please contact us for details.


Did you know? Some true facts about the Blue Planet.

What people see as the colour of the sea, the "blue" in our blue planet, is in fact not the colour of the ocean. Sea water has no color itself. The reason why the ocean appears to be blue is because of the reflection and absorption between light and sea water. Among the seven colours of light the wavelength between red and green is easily absorbed by water molecules, while light in the blue is always reflected and that’s why the sea appears to be blue in human eyes.


The ocean is the most important part of nature. Seawater accounts for about 71% of the earth's surface area. Marine resources are very precious. Half of the oxygen we breathe is provided by the ocean. The ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide produced by human activities. The ocean can also regulate the climate.


However, in recent decades, with the development of the world's industries, the pollution of the ocean has worsened. This caused great changes in the marine environment and has a tendency to intensify. It is estimated that at least 8 million tons of plastics leak into the ocean every year, equivalent to one truckload of plastic waste dumping into the sea every second. Every year, more than 1 million seabirds die from plastic pollution, 300,000 dolphins are choked death by fishing nets, and 100,000 marine mammals die from pollution.


It is important we do something to protect our Blue Planet immediately. Starting from something small and develop good daily habits such as saving water, stop littering, garbage sorting and recycling etc.