At Gan Eng Seng Primary School (GESPS), we seek to inculcate a strong sense of care and responsibility in our staff and students for our environment.
The Green Movement Committee spearheads various environmental awareness initiatives with key focus directed to green education and conservation. Besides embedding green education and conservation as part of students’ learning both in and out of classrooms, the school involves students in planning and communicating the importance of green efforts. These students, who are identified at the class level from Primary 1 to 6, are known as the Green Champs. They help to champion the school’s efforts in promoting a clean and green environment among the student body.
Through the Green Movement Committee’s efforts, the school aims to instill in our GESPians and the community the desire and passion to care for our living environment by adopting an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. In the implementation of these programmes, care is taken to ensure that the values of caring for the environment and conservation of water and energy are clearly communicated.
As a school, Primary 1 to 6 students at GESPS go through a progressive continuum of understanding their role in environmental protection. While the Primary 1 and 2 students do their part for the environment by keeping their classrooms clean with guidance from the Form Teachers, environmental care and concern goes beyond the classrooms to school premises from Primary 3 onwards.
Assembly Talks on Environmental Issues are conducted by members from the Green Movement Committee to further anchor the message of a ‘Green School’. Yearly commemoration of the Earth Day in April where bustling activities are planned for students at all levels to increase their awareness about environmental protection and conservation.
As a school, we believe that parents’ role is crucial in educating our students as well. As such, we engage our parents in promoting environmental education at the school level. This is done through Home-School partnership such as encouraging our parents to contribute recyclable items for the P6 Recycling Drive.
Systems are also put in place to further model and anchor environmental protection among our staff – For instance, staff are encouraged to practice double-sided photocopying and use their own cutlery or lunchbox during meals instead of using the plastic utensils and styrofoam boxes.
Through these structured efforts, the school continues to promote greater awareness of environmental protection among the school and the community.