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The School Beautification Project initiated by Bank South Pacific, saw the participation of nine (9) schools in the National Capital District (NCD). It was aimed at engaging students to be responsible for the environment by demonstrating the Go Green theme, “Rethink, Recycle, Reuse”.
Gerehu Secondary School was awarded the top prize, with their stunning creativity in designing old tyres around their classroom as flower beds and decorations whilst Marianville came close enough with their recycled craft of broken glasses and plastic bottles.
Both schools were treated to a surprise visit on Tuesday 9th October, when BSP Brand Ambassador David Mead paid a visit to present the awards.
Mead who captained the PNG Kumuls last weekend, was pleased with the response from students who participated in the Go Green Beautification project.
“Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. Teaching the right values of respect and care the environment, builds better citizens,”
“The school beautification project, not only gets students to recycle and reuse, it gets students to be considerate about how they dispose of used items and rubbish,” said Mead.
This is the first year for the Bank to run the School Beautification Project. Participating Schools were challenged take part in one of two categories, Beautifying & Landscaping in School or Arts & Craft using recycling materials to promote sustainability and beautification of the environment.
In the Primary Category, KilaKila Primary School snatched the first place whilst runner-up went to New Erima Primary.
The wining schools for both Secondary and Primary were presented with K3, 000 cheques respectively whilst the runner-up claimed K2, 000 each.
“The Go Green program is something I am very much interested in outside of Rugby League so it was nice to be a part of it in delivering some messages to the winning schools.”
Mead also took time out to answer questions from students and shared his experienced of playing footy in the professional level before taking photos with teachers and students.