Environmental Protection Education
“Protect our environment, be thankful.”
Whole-school participation and collaboration with different departments
The Environmental Education Committee was established to plan and promote environmental education at school. Different subjects cover relevant knowledge, concepts and skills in lessons. They include Liberal Studies, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Religious Studies.
We aim to heighten awareness of energy conservation and encourage students to develop energy-saving habits in their daily lives. In addition to providing recycling bins on campus, a paper recycling box is placed in each classroom. Other environmentally-friendly facilities at school include water-saving faucets, LED lights and lights with sensors.
In collaboration with the Liberal Studies Department, the committee took part in the Sustainable Development School Outreach Programme. By interacting with the actors during the drama that was staged at school, students reflected on the importance of sustainable development.
Training Environmental Ambassadors to run promotional activities
Taking part in the Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee, our Environmental Ambassadors are trained to be leaders to organise activities to help students acquire appropriate environmentally-friendly attitudes and behaviors.
After training, the Ambassadors apply what they have learnt by holding the annual Environmental Protection Week, where they run an array of fun activities including game booths, workshops, Campus TV programmes, assemblies, talks, visits and the like to develop in students a sense of responsibility towards the environment. During the last Environmental Protection Week, events like an upcycling workshop were held for students to get hands-on experience of how old banners could be transformed into beautiful folders. They could develop creativity while learning to make good use of old materials to reduce waste.
Off campus, students visited CLP Power Low Carbon Energy Education Centre, became tour guides at CIC-Zero Carbon Park and joined the Fung Yuen Butterfly Watching Competition. All these raised students’ awareness of caring for the earth, treasuring resources and preserving the environment.
To explore, to experience and to connect with nature
The school organises various local and overseas eco-tours.
In the Fung Yuen Butterfly Watching Competition and the tour to Sha Lo Tung, students could learn about the characteristics of plants and animals and the ecological values of Sha Lo Tung and its history, allowing them to reflect on how to strike a balance between development and conservation.
During a five-day tour to Taiwan, students visited various facilities such as a sewage treatment plant in Bali, an incinerator in Beitou and some recycling centres, gaining a deeper understanding of the environmental protection policy.
Greening the campus to create a relaxing and refreshing environment
Trees, bushes and flowers are planted at our school. There is a distinctive pond with waterlilies and fish in the garden. Potted plants are changed regularly to add green elements to the campus, contributing to a relaxing atmosphere.
In order to get more green facilities, our school cooperates with and applies for subsidies from different organisations such as Jockey Club One Person, One Flower Scheme and Planting Herbs in School Scheme by Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Our Environmental Ambassadors plant flowers and herbs on campus. The objective of this activity is to increase their knowledge about plants, generate their interest in gardening and encourage them to care for nature.