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Go Green Student Camp 2015

Running on the theme, ‘Think Green, Act Green, Live Green For Our Future’, Raja Perempuan School organised the national-level Go Green Students’ Camp (GGSC 2015) at its school compound recently.

Form 1 to Form 6 students representing 20 schools in Kedah, Pahang, Johor, Pulau Pinang and Perak took part. Go-green-oriented competitions which included public speaking, solar car, video making on the ecosystem of Tempurung Cave, hands on challenge and Mathematics explorace were held. In addition, there was a talk on 3R by the Ipoh City Watch, a Magic of Science performance and an exhibition by various governmental and non-governmental organisations.

“Going green is the in-thing today. We try to incorporate it and educate our students, hoping they would share what we have taught them with their parents,” Principal Puan Hjh Juahir Mohd Hassan told Ipoh Echo.

“I’ve gained a lot of experience from its exciting activities. My favourite one was at Tempurung Cave where I got to see the rock formation with my own eyes, learned its name and how it was formed,” Hanani, a Form 5 participant enthused.

Go Green was launched to remind people to be mindful of the natural environment in our daily life. Thinking green leads to acting green via taking corrective action to make environmental responsibility a reality. Even before the camp, Raja Perempuan School has always stayed true to this concept by having an organic farm, a “no paper, plastic and polystyrene” canteen policy, rain harvesting barrels and recycling bins in the school.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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