IVAN SZE NATURE EDUCATION TRAIL

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The objectives of Nature Education Trail and Chinese Garden are to help the students develop a sense of belonging to the school because it is hoped that the students will stay at the green belt where they can take a break and breathe in fresh air. Trees and flowers play an important role in reducing pressure of the students and they can have a private area in the green belt for self-mediation and self-enhancement. Second, the trail and garden help promote Green Education on school campus. Environmental education refers to organized and concerted efforts to teach about how natural ecosystems function and how humans live sustainably. This term is often used to imply related education within our secondary school. Through Green Education, our students will be aware of and sensitive about the surrounding environment and environmental challenges. The students will have a deeper accumulation of knowledge and understand about the green environment on school campus through outdoor and experiential education and it is believed that more outdoor experiences will stimulate the students to be caring about the environment. This kind of education aims at changing the attitudinal concerns for the environment and the students will be motivated to maintain environmental quality. In the future, it is hoped that the students will take the lead to mitigate different kinds of micro environmental problems and they take action to fight for better environmental quality in their lives.

Education sector plays a vital role in promoting environmental education because we really want to raise the awareness of the students towards a low carbon economy and society and climate change. It is expected that more students will be the effective decision makers who will take the lead to live a green life by reducing the use of natural resources and unnecessary electrical appliances. Students can try to take less public transportation in order to save more energy.

The trail and garden have marked the establishment of Green School which is responsible for a significant portion of the community’s environmental impacts, in areas ranging from resources used in the construction of the school building to energy used to operate them. The Green School can alleviate the overall impacts on the environment and raise the community awareness of environmental protection. With more facilities to set up in the Green School to promote environmental protection, the students will have a thorough understanding about how to be committed to green lifestyles.

Last, the establishment aims at promoting Chinese traditions and customs and the students will have more exposures to the knowledge about the integration of Chinese elements into environment and they will learn Chinese ideals and concepts in reality more easily. It is a way to enhance their understanding of Chinese cultures from different perspectives.

FISHPOND WITH WINDMILL

MINI CHINESE LANDSCAPE

PLANTING 24-FLAVOUR CHINESE HERBS

BUTTERFLY HOUSE

STUDENT PLANTING

S. C. GAW STUDENT WISHING BORAD

CHINESE GARDEN