According to Marlee Matlin, “The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth”. Always cognizant of that fact, the Environmental Club will provide platforms for our students to share environmental knowledge and experiences, to increase their awareness of the relationships between our actions and the environment. We aim too, to cultivate care and love for the environment and to encourage responsible environmental behaviours.
Although the Club has been in existence for quite a few years, it is a relatively new club. In 2016, we participated in the Waste to Craft competition and came in first. This year, our students came in fifth in the National Environmental Quiz at Nan Hua.
Other than competitions, we helped in the Youth for Environment Day in school. Many games and activities were organized and conducted during the recesses to raise awareness of environmental issues among our peers.
Soon, we hope to introduce coding to our Club members. We will introduce Microbits and hopefully our members will code and create devices that will benefit the school environment. We also hope to use a drone and camera to capture the biodiversity of our school. We will also operate the can crusher installed in the school canteen.
Margaret Mead once wrote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” We believe that our group of committed young environmentalists, with their collective experiences in the Club, will grow up to be concerned citizens and impact the environment they live in positively.
Mr Kong Kum Cheong
The Environmental Club