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Environmental dept introduces program in schools

01 October 2014
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The Honiara city council (HCC) environmental department is expanding its nature game program in schools around Honiara.

This was after they visited a number of primary schools in the city to promote the nature game program.

The program currently targets students between grade three and four basically how to keeping the environment clean at all times.

The program is being led by Japanese volunteer and program facilitator Miss Hanako Yasuda and Jeremy Enato’o HCC health inspector.

Miss Yasuda said already they have visited nine primary schools to promote this program and will continue to visit more schools that wants to include the program in their schools.

“We want the students to understand and learn the basic sides of health and important of keeping the environment clean, because when they grow they will get use to it in their respective homes,” she said.

Ms Yasuda said her team has proposed to design a suitable and relevant nature game that will match up with the senior grades students as well as junior high school students.

“As this program continues we will train the students on how to make compost that can use as organic fertilizer for agriculture gardening in schools.

Nature Game is a part of an ongoing program HHC environment department designed for students to learn the “mechanism of nature” and “wonder of nature” through the various activities that uses sense of humans.

The purpose of the program is to share the nature with children through a nature activity, and changes the action from inside through sharing pleasure of living with nature.

This is for participants to obtain a variety of sensory nature experience, discover the fun and beauty of nature, increase sensitivity to nature and others, understanding deepens with nature and the environment and grow the kindness and heart to cherish life.

By SOLOMON LOFANA

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