warming and that in turn, will encourage them to take care of their Earth more,” shared Foo.
Weekly results of ‘Recycle-An-Item-A-Day’ competition were put up to encourage participation (left) and Ms Agnes Chew,principal of CHIJ (OLN) presented tokens of appreciation to the winning classes (right)
Clementi Primary, a repeat participant of GfH, came up with a strategy to leapfrog its recycling figures. Anewspaper collection competition was organised to encourage maximum participation. “The mass of newspapers collected by individual classes was collated weekly and broadcasted over the school’s TVmessaging system,” said Balamurugan Velayutham, the teacher-in-charge of the school’s participation inGfH 2010.
Students of Clementi Primary were all game to collect as much newspapers as possible
The competition certainly hyped up the mood for recycling at Clementi Primary. “I had eager pupils whocame to ask me whether they can still recycle papers, even after the competition period!” Velayuthamexclaimed.He added, “It is very important to protect our Mother Earth before it is lost. Pupils definitely need to betaught the importance of recycling when they are young so that they will practice these habits when theygrow up.”
Going Green for a Worthy Cause
While saving the Earth is already a worthy cause, underprivileged children also benefited from the closeto S$900,000 funds raised for the schools’ welfare fund, which will be used to meet the education needsof these children.Primary Six student Jane* from Marymount Convent was thankful and joyful for the bursary she receivedfrom the funds raised through GfH. “The books that I buy for my studies are subsidised and that really