Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
While it would be an honor to witness the World Wildlife Fund International president speak anywhere, the students had an incredible opportunity to have Yolanda Kakabadse speak directly to them about some of the most pressing issues in conservation. After an hour and a half of beautiful visuals and eye-opening reality, many rushed to Yolanda afterward to show their appreciation for her talk. One grade 9 student said,
That was so moving. I think I know what I was meant to be. A conservationist!
Among the many videos Yolanda brought to show the students, the video below stunned the entire TGS community with its beauty and relevance. Along with a new awareness of water, food, and energy plights, she also directed focus to the importance of pollination and the invaluable work both bats and bees do for our planet.