Dunman High School Water Education Program
Dunman High was named the first Friend of Water in Singapore in recognition of its efforts for the water cause and for promoting the cause to its students.
The school adopted Geylang River and organised activities to keep the waterway clean. Its students, along with those from other schools, worked alongside volunteers from the Waterways Watch Society and PUB staff during the 2006 World Water Monitoring Day exercise, and in 2007, Dunman High was given the Watermark Award.
The Watermark Award recognise individuals and organizations who have made efforts to protect ourprecious water resources. This award is open to all PUB's Friends of Water as well as members of the public.
In 2008, the Dunman High Water Education Programme was initiated by the school and it hopes to educate students on water-related issues, its vital importance in our environment and our everyday lives.
As a topic, water is a powerful vehicle for learning about a range of concepts and issues within science and social sciences curriculum. It is a real-life topic and one to which all students can relate. The knowledge, skills, values and actions linked with the topic of water are diverse and significant. There are many opportunities for experiential learning and for the integration of a range of subject areas.
In recent years, Dunman High conducted many water-related interdisciplinary projects and activities for the different levels. These programmes and activities can be modified to meet the different learning needs of students.
Citations & References
Public Utilities Board, Singapore - Watermark Award - Past Winners
In 2007, PUB presented the first Watermark Awards to nine individuals and organisations.
- Dunman High Water Education Programme: About Programme
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