If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it, marvelling at its big pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing between the pools. People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball, and at the creatures in the water. The people would declare it sacred because it was the only one and they would protect it so that it would not be hurt.
The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and people would come to pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder how it could be. People would love it, and defend it with their lives because they would somehow know that their lives, their own roundness, could be nothing without it.
If only the Earth were a few feet in diameter …
Mr Jones read this out in assembly this week encouraging the children to think about what they can do to help our Earth. Suggestions made were a meat free day, no single use water bottles, battery recycling, turning off lights if not needed, paper recycling, to name a few. The children were tasked to think of more ideas and let their school council representative know! The pledges from the children about how they can help the earth are still being collected.