17 Sep 2021

Nature Works – Go Beyond the Limits!

A team of students represented Island School in a week-long sustainability-based camp from 26th to 31st July.

Organised by ESF in partnership with The Nature Conservancy, ‘Nature Works’ is a programme designed for secondary students to build their leadership and entrepreneurial skills with a environmental focus. The programme aims to nurture future change-makers, encouraging them to think creatively and scientifically. Through a project-based learning approach the camp provides the students with the skills and resources for them to carry out green initiatives in their schools.

During the week, student representatives Sam Hui (12W), Sean Lee (12N), Ginny Park (11W), Hannah Wu (11D) heard from guest speakers from a variety of organisations and NGOs on different topics. They also explored concepts such as the common and paradigm shifts. On Saturday, students visited Pak Nai as part of an ecology-based field trip. More information can be found here.

Students will undertake trial runs for their projects this term and present their project plans to the judging panel committee in October 2021.

Ginny from (11W) said, “Nature Works has been a one of a kind opportunity for me to not just learn more about environmental sustainability, but to connect with all sorts of people whether it be other schools, NGOs or experts working in their field. The whole event was fun and incredibly educational and motivational. I’m especially looking forward to seeing everyone again on our pitch day.”

WANBO is looking to recruit new student volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ross Burrough (ross.burrough@online.island.edu.hk).

For more regular updates and announcements on ongoing initiatives, as well as opportunities for students to get involved in WANBO’s initiatives, please email your campus WANBO Leaders.

Sha Tin Wai: kimberley.ng@online.island.edu.hk or ethan.yap@online.island.edu.hk

Tai Wai: clement.kwan@online.island.edu.hk, ginny.park@online.island.edu.hk or hannah.wu@online.island.edu.hk

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