Freshie Bonding Day (1 May 2019)
For new the academic year, the very first event is a bonding day for members to get to know each other and share their interests!
For this year, our freshies joined their seniors in group games and original mass games that allowed them to be immersed and explore their surroundings around one of the many beautiful parks in Singapore, Chinese Garden.
These games allowed everyone to get more comfortable with each other and enjoy their time at Chinese Garden, taking the opportunity to take their time discovering the elements of chinese and japanese fauna and flora, some architecture and history. As this bonding day gave everyone a reason to appreciate their surroundings while spending their time in Chinese Garden.
Annual General Meeting 2019 & Welcome Party (6 June 2019)
This meeting highlighted the roles of the main committee and subcommittee of the club, past and future events and about joining the club’s committee as a subcommittee member. This was the 2nd event which allowed freshies and returning members to see some familiar and new faces and familiarise themselves with the current main committee.
After concluding the meeting, the next event was held, Welcome Party, a special invitation for the new members, which had the theme: 90s Retro. To do this, everyone present was told beforehand to wear clothing that paid homage to the 90s. As a reason to bring out clothes they havent worn in awhile with this unique dresscode. The welcome party was meant to take everyone to the year 2090 when the earth is about to be destroyed by environmental disasters!
Where a group of gifted individuals travel back in time to save the earth from the destruction that was caused by past actions. Travelling through time, they end up in the year 1990 and the group is tasked to solve mysteries and puzzles to stop the environmental disasters from happening and change the future.
Poly50 (24 July 2019)
For the annual Poly50, an SP tradition, our club ensured that no disposable plastic bottles would be provided so as to reduce littering and plastic pollution. Participants were required to bring their own reusable bottles to refill at designated stations.
Our own Environment Club team was also formed to participate in the run! Members had volunteered to take part and represent the club. With a short meeting afterwards to congratulate and celebrate everyone’s efforts.
Bicentennial Experience @Fort Canning Centre (6 September 2019)
The opportunity to attend the Bicentennial Experience at Fort Canning Centre was given to the club and open to all members! Anyone could sign up for the experience that would take them through Singapore’s history since 1299 and explore through their senses what being in those times was like.
‘Pathfinder’ one of the highlights of the Bicentennial, was setups of pavilions, combining nature in it’s most natural state with modern structures that in white and silver, drastically stood out against the lush green of Fort Canning Park.
One of the pavilions which most notably for us, was the ‘Seed Conservatory’, which showcased seeds and their sprouts which have been in growing in Singapore since even 700 years ago, as native plants, cultivated for their aesthetic property and even from other countries by dispersal.
Environment Trail @Botanic Gardens (10 September 2019)
Held at the Botanic Garden with the aim to give our members a strong appreciation towards nature and to allow them to learn more about nature by being around nature. The first stop being the CDL Green Gallery & SBG Heritage Museum. Many members admitted to never venturing in these places which made it an even more engaging experience for everyone being nearly everyone’s first time in this part of the Botanic Gardens.
BYOs, Let's Take Action Roadshow (19 November 2019)
This event was about promoting the use of reusable cutlery and containers to reduce the use of single-use plastics and takeaway containers, to our fellow SP schoolmates and staff.
We invited Lush, Bamboo Straw Girl, Earthly Singapore and Telobag as vendors for the event. We also gave out UglyFood ice popsicles during the 2-Day event.
Our own Environment Club booths consisted of clothes swapping and demonstration booth. For our clothes swap, we encouraged students to bring their unwanted clothes, and swap them for a different one. To our surprise many had come back to exchange and let go of clothing, while others had taken interest in the clothes available and nearly half the pile had been claimed by new owners.
At the end of the BYO event, the unclaimed clothes were donated to Salvation Army. The vendors had also given out free samples of their products of which we hope to use to promote our message and mission to SP students and staff, and hopefully to encourage people beyond SP.
Community Service with Salvation Army Headquarters @Bishan (7 and 14 December 2019)
For this community service, we worked with the Salvation Army to encourage the reusing of one’s resources and promote sustainability. Also to inculcate the ideology of giving necessities to people who need them more, rather than throwing things away, to our members and even residents.
A week prior to our main service was first informing residents of our community service. Members were tasked to give out flyers and where possible verbally inform residents of Bishan, to reduce our usage of paper, to donate household items such as clothes, electronics, toys and food items for our members to collect.
Coming back to Bishan, with more members due to needing more manpower to collect heavier items, members recalled being surprised at the number of bags that sat outside residents’ homes with our flyers stapled on. During the end of the collection, committee members on site took note and sorted all the items as there were bags and bags of food items within date, clothes, bags and a number of appliance to go through.
Making sure there were no items that were unsuitable for donations or were meant for only trash, members were assigned to transport the donations and the rest helped sort remaining items and throw unusable items away.
Annual 3”E”s Camp, FOC Galdera with Enactus and Entrepreneurs Club @SP (11-13 December 2019)
The theme for this year's Freshmen Orientation Camp: Detective Mystery.
Our members and even students who weren’t in any of the clubs were able to interact with the other clubs forming new bonds with one another through games, making of team flags and their free time. Just like any other camp, this 3 Day and 2 Night affair was all about getting to see a new side to your friends and acquaintance!
There were team performance compeitition, entrepreneurship talks which everyone was able to learn about having an entrepreneur mindset and a meaningful visit to the NTUC nursing home and were enlightened by the lives of the elderly who resided there.