A community in bloom
17 November 2021
At UWCSEA, education does not just happen within the classroom. Our Service programme uses the green spaces on campus, and students are offered a range of activities which provide avenues for them to learn about many aspects of Singapore’s natural environment.
In 2021 for the fourth time, the East Campus has been awarded by Singapore’s NParks in their annual Community in Bloom awards, which focus on recognising excellence in both landscaping and initiatives which bring community members together in nature in the urban garden that is Singapore.
The award recognises community gardeners that go above and beyond in their efforts, with the goal of encouraging community gardeners to improve the natural surroundings while continuing to enjoy gardening as a fun and healthy activity. The assessment criteria includes not just garden quality, but also community engagement and sustainability efforts—all of which are part and parcel of UWCSEA’s holistic learning programme as it focuses on educating for peace and a sustainable future.
Last year’s Platinum (with Diamond) Award recognises the extraordinary effort and care that continues to go into creating such a variety of spaces that enrich all our lives in so many ways.
Building the ecological and environmental literacy in our future global citizens is a critical element to education. Claire Psillides, Head of Environmental Sustainability, East Campus