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Environment Education @ ESSS

 

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1 Vision

1.1 The vision for Environment Education (EE) in East Spring Secondary is:

To nurture active individuals who demonstrate responsible environmental citizenry and contribute towards environmental sustainability.

 

1.2 To achieve the vision systematically, there is a need for an overarching approach for Environment Education that consists of three fundamental domains (the 3A's):




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  •  Awareness involves the imparting of knowledge and skills in order to raise the awareness in regards to the environment, and to understand the symbiotic relationship between human and the environment.
  • Attitude involves the inculcation of sincere interest towards environmental sustainability, and to elicit the feeling of active environmental citizenry.
  • Action involves the participation and research in activities related to environmental sustainability and resolution of environmental challenges.
 
1.3 In order to understand the three fundamental domains better, it may be clearer to elaborate through the six subdomains. Each domain is divided into two desired levels of education, one basic and one advanced.
 
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Basic Level

Advanced Level

Awareness

Knowledge:

To create an understanding and awareness of the impacts and effects of behaviors and lifestyles, and help individuals acquire a basic understanding of the knowledge required for environmental sustainability.

Skills:

To help individuals acquire the critical thinking skills required to promote environmental sustainability and to resolve, minimize and prevent environmental problems.

 

Attitude

Concern:

To elicit from individuals sincere personal interest towards environmental sustainability.

 

Citizenry:

To inculcate in individuals a set of values as an “environmental citizen”, upon which they feel a deep sense of conviction to make responsible judgments, influence others in promoting environmental sustainability and contribute actively as individuals.

Action

Participation:

To provide individuals with opportunities to be actively involved in connecting with the environment and exercising their environmental citizenship.

Research:

To encourage individuals to actively research towards improving environmental sustainability and resolving environmental challenges.

 

1.4 The six Environment Education (EE) subdomains will form part of the holistic development of students (and staff), and they support the school’s strategic goals.

 

2 Programmes

2.1 There are several programmes that promote environment education in the school:

Students took part in Project GRIN (in collaboration with NEA and Veolia Environmental Services) when they informed Tampines residents about the new recycling bins at the HDB blocks, the Go Green Project allowed students to recycle and exchange used correction tape cartridges for new correction tapes; the eCIP encouraged students to take part in environment-related Community Involvement Programmes; the Bright Future Cardgame Tournament taught students about environmental conservation through the playing of cards; East Spring Blossoms inculcated responsibility in our students as they took care of plants; the annual Earth (Y2E) Week in April got the entire school excited about conservation and recycling…


2.2 Below are some pictures of the Environment Education programmes.


Bottle Tower Competition

Our entry for NEA Climate Change Photography Competition

 

ACRES talk on Animal Cruelty

Earth (Y2E) Week

 

eCIP at community gardens

 

Bright Future Cardgame Tournament

Oil Recycling Workshop

East Spring Blossoms

Winner of Water Week Photo Contest

Our beautiful Vertical Garden along the Science Block corridor

 

3 Awards

3.1 In recognition for the school’s green efforts, the school has received the Green Audit (Lotus) Award and the 3R (Silver) Award, awarded by the National Environment Agency.