26 Oct 2017

Students Show That Nature Works

A team of students have completed the Nature Works Hong Kong Programme, which challenges them to tackle an environmental issue in their school. 

The Island School team have been working to reduce and remove disposable cutlery and catering items currently in use by the school caterers.

Over the past four months the team, comprising of a mixture of Year 11 -13 students, have been working with internationally renowned educators from Seeds Training and scientists from The Nature Conservancy. They have also been mentored by business professionals from Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg.

The Nature Works programme aims to:

  • build leadership skills
  • develop a capacity for driving environmental change and
  • enhance understanding of environmental issues and how to tackle them.

Students presented their final pitch at the Hong Kong Science Museum on Saturday the 21 October.  Humanities Teacher & ESF Environmental Coordinator Mr Ross Burrough said, “Although the Nature Works Programme has now finished the students feel that their project is only just beginning and will only be complete once all disposable plastics have been removed from Island School.”

If you would be interested in taking part in the Nature Works program next year, students can contact Mr Burrough or find out more about the programme at this link.

The Team
Dharesha Jhaveri, Millie Cummins, Kylie Tsang, Christophe Hatterer and Kaven Wijeyekoon