18 Mar 2022

Green Week 2022

Green Week has officially come to an end! We hope you have done something for the environment throughout the period or learned something new about the world through our social media posts.

The WANOBO team was very impressed with the results from our competitions and activities, and we’d like to thank you all for your hard work. Although submissions for the nature photography competition are yet to be released, here are the results for the environmentally friendly selfies competition:

1st place – Dangarembga (Da Vinci)

2nd place – Nanny (Nansen)

3rd place – Ebadi (Einstein)

4th place – Ride (Rutherford)

5th place – Wai-sze (Wilberforce)

6th place – Fry (Fleming)

Below are the winners of the endangered animals bake off competition:

Tifara Chung (7W) – Honorable mention

Caesy Mak (7N) – Most skilled

Hannah Milner-Barry (8W) – Most creative

Huge congratulations to these students and well done to those who participated!

Hannah Wu (11D) said, “Green Week was a great learning experience for students. Even though the events were held online, I think it still acted as a reminder for the climate crisis for Island School teachers, parents and students.”

Kelly Leung (10D) also said, “Green Week not only has allowed everyone to rewind and think of other alternatives to keep themselves active, but also reminded that we should appreciate and care for nature.

The WANBO team would like to thank everyone again for participating in Green Week with an open mindset and enthusiasm towards the environment as a whole.

From lovely photographs to images of students taking care of plants, recycling household items, and absolutely breathtaking scenery shots, we hope you all enjoyed the activities presented.

Have any questions or concerns? Feel free to email your campus WANBO Leaders below:

Sha Tin Wai: chanan.ng@online.island.edu.hk or ady.lam@online.island.edu.hk

Tai Wai: katrina.hon@online.island.edu.hk or alexandra.lai@online.island.edu.hk

Follow our Instagram page @iswanbo to be notified!


Organised by WANBO, Green Week, from the 7-11th March, challenged students to think green at home. The inter-House environmentally-friendly selfie competition challenged students to take photos of themselves while doing something environmentally friendly. The photography competition, invited students to submit their nature photos to be judged by award-winning wildlife photographer James Gifford. While other students baked sweet treats that looked like endangered animals.

Students were also given instructions on how to test packaging for PFAs (per and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at home and how to play environmental charades as a class. 

To advocate for enviromental issues, WANBO posted daily on their Instagram page, @iswanbo. They highlighted: ocean acidification, agricultural pollution, overpopulation, loss of biodiversity and food engineering. WANBO’s newsletter team also wrote an article about plants that benefit human health.

As the climate crisis worsen, WANBO encourages students to stay green and raise awareness about environmental protection not just within Green Week, but everyday, all year. If you would like to get involved, email the WANBO heads or deputy heads or Mr Burrough for more information, and follow @iswanbo on Instagram to be notified of future WANBO activities.  

Sha Tin Wai: chanan.ng@online.island.edu.hk or ady.lam@online.island.edu.hk 

Tai Wai: katrina.hon@online.island.edu.hk or alexandra.lai@online.island.edu.hk