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Learning Trips

Environment Eco Tour at Keppel Club

07 Jul 2011
The Environment Club members went on an Eco Tour to Keppel Club on 7 July 2011 to view their Earth Week Exhibition 2011 on saving the environment. We also pledged to do our part to save the earth. Below are some reflections on the trip by the students.
WanYu, 105:
 
On Thursday, we went to a place called Keppel Club Floating Wetland to learn more about our environment and how we can take care of it. Inside, we learnt a lot of facts like how we humans actually harm our environment every year. After watching a video clip, I felt very guilty about not taking good care of the Earth and wasting resources. This trip made me realise how much Mother Earth has suffered through the years and I will certainly do my part to save the Earth by following the 3 Rs : Reuse, Reduce and Recycle
Kwan Wei, 203:

I learnt a lot in this eco-tour today. The part I find most meaningful is the last part of the whole tour, where the ' Kampung Chief' reminded us of how simple life was in the past -- no wastage, no harm to the environment. Everything was given a second life and maybe even a third. There is more than one purpose for almost everything to exist. People of the past are not greedy, they would treasure what they have, and would not ask for more. This should be the kind of attitude everyone should obtain. Then, the earth would not be in such a bad condition now.
Anonymous:

I was stunned when i first knew that the environment tour was held at a club. For a club to have an environmental corner, it's really something great and touching because a club's main purpose is built for entertainment, yet they walked the extra mile to enforce on environment issues in the club. I feel that by doing so, they have shown how much they cared for the environment.
 
They had proved me wrong when I underestimated the beauty of Nature. I was never aware how of useful,important and helpful recycled items can be.
 
They had created a really interesting atmosphere for the environmental corner, used bottles and magazines to create beautiful, wonder and creative items, used one of the world famous movies, Avatar, to show how useful recycled items can be, and brought us back into the Kampung times where people rely 100% on these natural resources and 0% on technology, unlike the current generation.
 
Through all these, I can now see how important it is to save our environment and also, I can now see the art of recycling.
 
We, Nan Hua Environmental Club, shall pledge to save the Earth as One!
 

Eco Tour to Siloso Beach Resort

20 May 2011
The Environment Club members went on an Eco Tour on 20 May 2011 to the Siloso Beach Resort, where they learnt the interesting and innovative ways by which the resort management incorporate eco facilities into the resort's architecture, activities, technology, and even food. They were also introduced to the design of the villas (where trees are being preserved while building the villas), the rooftop garden, the herbs garden (where the gardening staff grow plants and herbs for the resort). Finally they were briefed on the technology the resort uses to reduce energy and waste and the application of the 3Rs in their cafe. Overall, it was a fruitful and educational trip with many new experiences for the students.
 

Environmental Champions Summit

07 Sep 2011
The environmental champions(EC) summit on 7th September 2011 was aimed at bringing together the young ECs from different primary schools to share their ideas and opinions on saving the environment in the 21st Century. The afternoon started with icebreaker games to enable the participants to understand each other better. The icebreaker games were mostly board games made by Nan Hua students using recyclable items. As soon as all the participants arrived, the next segment of the summit started. The participants, already placed in groups had to move round the 5 different stations in the room. Each station focused on an aspect of saving the environment, ie littering, recycling and so on. At each station, participants were required to share their experiences on saving the environment, what their school has done and what are the possible future activities to save the environment.
 
With new found knowledge on saving the environment, the young champions went over to the computer labs to create their very own games with the theme of the game as environmental champions. They worked hand in hand with our infocomm club members to create their games. Upon completion of the games, came the long awaited quiz. With the participants jumping up and down to try and be the first to answer the questions, it was exciting to see what each of them could pull out of their bag of tricks to be the first to answer the questions. The day ended with the Ecs being equipped with new knowledge of saving the environment.
 

Competitions

Green Competition 2011

Organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Engineering, Building & Environment Division
Supported by Building & Construction Authority (BCA)
 
We did not expect to win a single prize, let alone a Silver. What we expected was to have fun and learn something new about being green. But, things turned out to be even more fruitful to us when we clinched a Silver Award.
 
I believe what contributes to our success is our collaboration and the right choice of team mates. Benson, has a very “green” and creative brain. He could come up with almost anything. He helped the team in coming up with the green wall, Hife, and the green roof, Loof. As for myself, I am from the Art n Design Club, which gives our team more advantages in the poster design segment.
 
Overall, I enjoyed the entire event very much, especially the part when we build our structure with satay sticks, which is the most challenging and also the most exciting segment. I do hope that we can participate in this competition next year.
Reflection by Lee Jia Wei
 

Projects

CIP - Nan Hua Ecogarden

Situating in the middle of the classroom blocks, Nan Hua's very own Ecogarden is the place where students come together and enjoy the beautiful greenery.
 
As students of Nan Hua, we do our part to keep the school's ecogarden clean and that the plants are healthy.
 
All Secondary 1 students are given a chance to take part in a Community Involvement Programme (CIP) at the Ecogarden. As part of the CIP, they are required to water the plants, remove weeds and take care of the plants.
 

CIP - Active Citizenship Day

The Active Citizenship Day is held annually, where all Secondary 3 and Secondary 4 students will be out at various areas, namely the Clementi Constituency / Dover Constituency / West Coast Park / Singapore River, picking litter and collecting newspapers.
 
The objectives of the Active Citizenship Day is to promote awareness on anti-littering, keeping a clean and green environment. as well as recycling, among the students of Nan Hua High.
 
Secondary 2 students also had enriching lessons on Water, such as the importance of water conservation. They also participated in the making of environmental posters.
 

National Environment Quiz

08 Apr 2011
Primary and Secondary Categories
The National Environment Quiz (NEQ) for Secondary Schools was organised on 8 April 2011 with over 70 schools participating in this annual iconic event that Nan Hua High has been organizing since 2005. This  year‘s quiz was held in conjunction with our school’s RICH fest which was organized by the Humanities department.
 
NEQ for Primary schools, organized later on 1 July 2011, was also met with an overwhelming response of over 50 participating schools. This time round, we got the primary school students excited over a hands-on gamemaker session where our school’s very own Infocomm Club members came in and conducted a session where the students got to learn to create a game using the gamemaker programme. In addition, we also embarked on a live gameshow with buzzers that the students were delighted with.
 
Overall, the students expressed interest in the games and activities that were lined up for them during the event.
 

Environmental Champions Summit

07 Sep 2011
The environmental champions(EC) summit on 7th September 2011 was aimed at bringing together the young ECs from different primary schools to share their ideas and opinions on saving the environment in the 21st Century. The afternoon started with icebreaker games to enable the participants to understand each other better. The icebreaker games were mostly board games made by Nan Hua students using recyclable items. As soon as all the participants arrived, the next segment of the summit started. The participants, already placed in groups had to move round the 5 different stations in the room. Each station focused on an aspect of saving the environment, ie littering, recycling and so on. At each station, participants were required to share their experiences on saving the environment, what their school has done and what are the possible future activities to save the environment.
 
With new found knowledge on saving the environment, the young champions went over to the computer labs to create their very own games with the theme of the game as environmental champions. They worked hand in hand with our infocomm club members to create their games. Upon completion of the games, came the long awaited quiz. With the participants jumping up and down to try and be the first to answer the questions, it was exciting to see what each of them could pull out of their bag of tricks to be the first to answer the questions. The day ended with the Ecs being equipped with new knowledge of saving the environment.
 

Awards

South West Eco Award 2011

This year, Nan Hua High School has once again been recognized for her efforts to not only conserve and protect the environment but also her community contributions.
 
At the Eco Day Out event which was held on 23rd January, our school was awarded the inaugural South West Eco (Environment and Community) Award. Our principal, Mrs Tan received the award from the Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
 
It is with immense pleasure that we announce this piece of good news that our school stood out from other nominations and was chosen as the winner for the ‘Community’ category. The panel of judges has once again given us due credit for our environmental efforts as well as validated and reaffirmed our contributions to the community. Our students were given accolades as pro-active, caring and responsible students when they participated in various community projects such as our annual Active Citizenship Day and our partnership with St Andrew's Cathedral Home for the Aged.
 
This award indeed serves as a very encouraging affirmation to Nan Hua’s contribution to the community. Congratulations Nan Huarians! 
 
Thank you to our active students from classes 411 and 304 who were present in their capacity as environment ambassadors.
 

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