Guardians of the S.E.A.A. promotes ‘No Straw Day’ at Fern Green Primary School

Last year, S.E.A. Aquarium partnered Sengkang West constituency on their ‘No Straw Day’ initiative in five schools. This year, we worked with them again, specifically with the Anchorvale Community Club Youth Executive Committee (YEC), to inspire the community to say No to straws.

As part of the collaboration, Guardians of the S.E.A.A. conducted a special outreach programme on 29 August 2018 at Fern Green Primary School, which is the newest primary school in the Sengkang West constituency.

We set up a booth in the school canteen to raise awareness of how single-use plastic can affect marine life.
Engaging students through a simple sorting game: reusable vs single-use items. We also introduced them to alternatives to plastic straws, such as bamboo and metal straws, which they were very excited about.
Showing students how plastic bags can easily be mistaken for fish and sea jellies. If even we can’t tell the difference at times, let alone hungry sea turtles who feed on them for survival.
We also did an assembly talk for 240 Primary One students on the impact of plastic pollution on marine life. Some students were also invited to join us on stage to play the game ‘Where do I belong’.
Students had to decide if the marine animals and plastic trash belong in the sea or trash bin.

It was very heartening to see all participants get the right answers, a sign that these young students are aware of the plastic pollution problem.

If you wish to collaborate with Guardians of the S.E.A.A. to inspire your community or school on marine conservation, please write in to us at conservation@rwsentosa.com

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