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Applied Learning Programme

Introduction

Environmental sustainability has become increasingly critical, with the prevalence of current issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution and waste management. We believe that our children need to be given early exposure to these issues and be inculcated with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to be environmentally-responsible citizens throughout their lives.

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Students sharing on proposed solutions to waste management in Singapore

Overview of ALP Framework

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Students at 18th Elementz Science Competition, sharing on their investigation on green roofs

The school’s ALP in Environmental Studies is offered to all students to enrich their educational experience and support content mastery in Science. This includes providing avenues for students to learn outside of the classroom, and apply their understanding to solve real-life environmental issues. Selected students are also given the opportunity to share their findings in nationwide competitions.


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Students at 18th Elementz Science Competition, sharing on their investigation on green roofs


Green Leaders

The Green Leaders are a group of student leaders who have been selected to advocate environmental conservation efforts in the school and the community. Training is conducted for these students to deepen their knowledge in environmental issues and hone presentation skills. They also drive a food waste recycling programme during recess to encourage their peers to reduce food waste.

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Green Leaders leading the food waste recycling programme during recess

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Staff from Conservation International (Singapore) sharing with our Green Leaders


Community Outreach

Our students also share with members of the public on the importance of environmental issues, and help to impart the message of environmental conservation.


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Students teaching members of the public to build self-watering planters using recycled plastic bottles at the 2019 Northwest Clean & Green Singapore District Carnival

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Winning entry from our school in the One Less Plastic campaign organised by the Singapore Environment Council


Green Learning Spaces

In Sembawang Primary School, several learning spaces have been set up to enrich students’ learning in Environmental Studies. These include a rooftop garden, eco-pond with an inverted aquarium, solar-powered water feature, upcycled green wall and habitat tanks.


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Eco-pond with an inverted aquarium


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Solar-powered water feature at our school foyer


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Upcycling of plastic bottles for green wall with students from Shaanxi Normal University Jinyuan Primary School

Our rooftop garden allows our students to experience the full process of growing and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, they are able to gain a keen awareness of challenges faced by Singapore in terms of land scarcity and food sustainability.


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Students sowing seeds at the rooftop garden

Last updated : 28/06/2020